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Alexandria, VA  22314
Phone 703-828-1196

Register Now for this FITSI Training Event!

Event date is Tuesday May 24th, Wednesday May 25th, and Thursday May 26th, 2015.

Event time is 8:00am to 4:00pm

Event location is Arlington, VA.

     FITSI Member Registration - $500.00
     Public Registration - $600.00


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Join FITSI - If you want to get the FITSI member pricing you can join the Federal IT Security Institute first, for only $45/year.

Questions?  Please contact Ms. Alana McCullough at:  training(@)fitsi.org..

Student Testimonials from Past RMF Course!

K.E.  -  “Excellent class!! Jim’s explanations allowed me to put this new concept into a format and framework that I can understand and put into practice.” “Course if very well laid out to explain the RMF in the time allotted.”

A.H - “Class was concise and straightforward. Instructor was willing to deviate from the outline to address student questions.”

A.G. - “Great detail on how all documents (SP 800’s and FIPS) work together to provide RMF capability.”

S.G. -  “Came out of the course with a much better understanding of the process. Can really put it to use on the job.”

E.W. - “The course provided good and relevant information.”

R.G. -  “Great overview of how the NIST documents fit into the overall RMF – definitely gives you the big picture.”

L. G. - “Flexibility – ability to go off topic and learn from other classmates’ situations.”


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FITSI Training:  Risk Management Framework


Risk management of information systems should be at the heart of every organization. For those organizations that support the federal government there are a set of risk management processes that have been developed and promulgated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). This set of processes has been defined in the Risk Management Framework (RMF) and are documented in NIST Special Publication 800-37 Rev1 "Guide for Applying the Risk Management Framework to Federal Information Systems."

This Framework has been adopted by the Department of Defense (DoD), the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), and The Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS). This group of players known commonly as "The Joint Task Force Transformation Initiative Working Group" has adopted the Framework to transform the traditional Certification and Accreditation (C&A) process into the six-step Risk Management Framework (RMF).

With Department of Defense (DoD) Instruction 8510.01 mandating the use of the RMF across the entire enterprise, FITSI is providing a unique opportunity for cybersecurity professionals to understand the use of the framework.

This class will teach students about the Risk Management Framework over three days and explore the six steps identified in NIST Special Publication 800-37 Rev1.   

FITSI is hosting a review of the NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF) in Arlington, VA May 24-26, 2016.

The following topics will be covered in class:

1.  Categorization of the information system
2.  Selecting Controls
3.  Implementing Controls
4.  Assessing Controls
5.  Authorizing Controls
6.  Monitoring the System

The class is designed for federal employees, contractors and military personnel who are charged with supporting cybersecurity within their organizations. It is targeted at those individuals who have "significant security responsibilities" which may be represented by those that Manage, Design, Operator or Audit civilian, defense, intelligence community or national security systems. 

Prerequisites and Advanced Preparation
Ideal students should work in some capacity for the United States Federal Government in a current or planned cybersecurity role.

Learning Level: Intermediate

Class size: 35

Vendor / Instructor profile
Jim Wiggins possesses over 17 years of direct experience in the design, operation, management, and auditing of information technology systems, with the past 13 years focused on information systems security. He has an extensive background in technical education and specializes in security certification courses targeted at federal and government contracting clients.

Additionally, Jim is the executive director of the Federal IT Security Institute (FITSI). FITSI is a 501(c)(6), non-profit organization that provides a role-based IT security certification program targeted at the federal workforce. Jim is also the executive director of the FITSI Foundation which is a 501(c)(3) public charity that is running the Wounded Warrior Cyber Combat Academy (W2CCA).

Jim was named "Educator of the Year" in 2011 by the Federal Information Systems Security Educators' Association (FISSEA) for the impact he is making in the federal workforce. He holds the following IA/IT security certifications: CISSP,ISSEP, CISM, CISA, SCNA, SCNP, CAP, IAM, IEM, SSCP, CEH, ECSA, CHFI, LPT, TICSA, CIWSA, Security+, and MCSE: Security and FITSP-M.

    The class is Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; May 24-26, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

George Mason University
     Arlington Campus New Building (Founders Hall)
     3351 North Fairfax Drive
     Arlington, VA 22201

     Facility information and/or closing due to inclement weather please call:
     (703) 993-8140 or (703) 993-8999 or check the GMU website at: http://www.gmu.edu/
     (The campus is located within walking distance to the Virginia Square Metro stop on Fairfax Drive.
    Arlington Campus map: http://info.gmu.edu/Maps/ArlingtonMap14.pdf

It is recommended that you take the Metro Orange line to the Virginia Square stop.  If driving, please plan to start early to avoid traffic congestion.  Check out the Web site for directions.

Continuing Education Units

Parking for GMU Founders Hall is available at the parking garage on Kirkwood Road  (near intersection of Kirkwood Rd and Washington Blvd).  The cost is $15/day.

Continental breakfast and lunch provided.

    FITSI Members:  $500
    All Others:  $600

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