ISCAP: Information Systems Certification and Accreditation Professional

ISCAP: Information Systems Certification and Accreditation Professional



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    Mile2’s vendor-neutral Information Systems Certification and Accreditation Professional certification training quantify the process of certifying, reviewing and accrediting an information system by IT professionals. This certification is designed to provide, through its contents and referenced resources, a complete guide to establishing a certified and accredited information system in any organization.

    Mile2’s vendor neutral Information Systems Certification and Accreditation Professional certification training quantifies the process of certifying, reviewing and accrediting an information system by IT professionals. This certification is designed to provide, through its contents and referenced resources, a complete guide to establishing a certified and accredited information system in any organization.

    This course was created as a standard to measure the set of skills that specific members of an organization are required to have for the practice of certifying, reviewing and accrediting the security of information systems. Specifically, this training was designed for the individuals who are responsible for creating and implementing the processes used to evaluate risk and institute security baselines and requirements. These critical decisions will be essential in making sure that the security of the information systems outweighs the potential risks to an organization from any internal or external threats.


    12 months experience in information systems


    • Information System Owners
    • Information System Security Officers
    • Authorizing Officials Information Owners
    • Certifiers and Security Control Assessors
    • System Managers
    • Project Managers
    • User and Business Representatives
    • U.S. State and Local Governments


    Module 1 – Introduction

    • Logistics
    • Introduction
    • Class Rules
    • The ISCAP Credential
    • What information will be covered?
    • Relationship to Other Processes
    • Changes in Terminology
    • Understanding the Risk Management Framework
    • NIST SP800-37 Rev1
    • Emphasis of SP800-37
    • Multi-tiered Risk Management
    • The Risk Management Framework
    • What information will be covered?
    • Summary

    Module 2 – Introduction to the RMF

    • What’s covered in this domain?
    • The RMF
    • The pillars of CIA
    • National Strategy on Cybersecurity
    • Cyber Attacks
    • Federal Policy
    • Actions of Executive Agencies
    • Federal Policies
    • E-Government Act of 2002
    • FISMA
    • Applying NIST
    • Special Publications
    • 800-39 Purpose
    • NIST SP 800-39
    • Information Systems
    • What is Risk?
    • Types of Risk
    • Security Risk
    • Information Security Risk
    • Core Documents
    • Risk Management
    • Risk Management Process
    • IS Risk Management
    • Threats
    • Objectives of the RMF
    • Effective Risk Management
    • Risk Tolerance / Acceptance
    • Risk Assessment
    • Risk Response
    • Risk Monitoring
    • Risk Management Process
    • Frame Risk
    • Multi-tiered Risk Management
    • Key Parts of Tier 1
    • Tier 2 Activities
    • Key Parts of Tier 2
    • IS Requirements Integration
    • Tier 3
    • Developing Trust
    • Trustworthiness
    • Frame Risk
    • Frame Risk Activities
    • Risk Assessment
    • Assess Risk Activities
    • Threat
    • Vulnerability
    • Likelihood
    • Adversarial Likelihood
    • Impact
    • Aggregation
    • Quantitative Risk
    • Qualitative Risk
    • Semi-Quantitative
    • Risk Assessment Process
    • Step 1 – Preparing for the Assessment
    • Conducting the Risk Assessment
    • Communicating and Sharing Risk Assessment Information
    • Maintaining the Risk Assessment
    • Risk Management Process
    • Risk Responses
    • Risk Response Strategy
    • Risk Management Process
    • Monitoring Risk
    • Risk Monitoring Activities
    • Moving to the RMF
    • The RMF
    • Security Control Assessment
    • Applying the RMF
    • Applying the RMF cont.
    • The RMF Process
    • Summary

    Module 3 – The Software Development Life Cycle

    • The RMF Process
    • Purpose of SP800-37
    • Definitions
    • Guidelines for Implementing SP800-37
    • Relationship with other SPs
    • Tiered Risk
    • Management Approach
    • Steps of the RMF
    • Effective Controls
    • The SDLC
    • Balancing all Considerations
    • The Phases of the SDLC Security Requirements
    • Benefits of Early Integration
    • Integration
    • Integrated Project Teams
    • Role of ISSOs
    • Reuse of Information
    • Benefits of Reuse
    • Identifying Boundaries
    • Well-defined Boundaries
    • Correct Boundary Size
    • Size of Information System Boundaries
    • Key Words in Boundary Determination
    • Software Applications
    • Boundaries for Complex Systems
    • Complex System Boundaries
    • What is Security?
    • Allocation of Controls to Subsystems
    • Types of Controls
    • Architecture and Controls
    • Common Controls
    • Control Selection
    • Security Control Allocation
    • Summary

    Module 4: Module 4 – RMF Step 1

    • The RMF Tasks
    • RMF Tasks
    • Milestones
    • Sequence
    • The Last Step
    • Legacy Systems
    • Level of Effort Required
    • The RMF Process
    • Security Categorization
    • Categorization
    • Map Impact Levels
    • Influence of Architecture
    • Accuracy of Categorization
    • Impact–based Categorization
    • Categorization Levels
    • Format of Categorization
    • Categorization
    • Appropriate Controls
    • SSP
    • Information System Description
    • Information System Registration
    • System Registration
    • Milestone Checkpoint # 1
    • Summary

    Module 5 – RMF Step 2

    • Common Control Identification
    • Common Controls
    • Supplementing Common Controls
    • Inheriting Controls
    • Common Control Providers
    • Documentation of Common Controls
    • Security Control Selection
    • Selection of Controls
    • Control Selection
    • Preparing for Monitoring
    • Monitoring Strategy
    • Control Monitoring
    • Effective Monitoring
    • Continuous Monitoring
    • Security Plan Approval
    • Milestone Checkpoint # 2

    Module 6 – RMF Step 3

    • The RMF Process
    • Security Control Implementation
    • Security Controls
    • Security Control Assurance
    • Common Controls
    • Assessments
    • Security Control Documentation
    • Documentation
    • Functional Description
    • Milestone Checkpoint #3

    Module 7 – RMF Step 4

    • The RMF Process
    • Assessment Preparation
    • The Assessment Plan
    • Purpose of the Plan
    • Type of Assessment
    • Approval of the Plan
    • External Providers
    • Assessor Competence
    • Assessor Independence
    • Security Control Assessment
    • Control Assessments
    • Timing of Assessments
    • Assess and Recommend Findings
    • Incremental Assessments
    • Access
    • Security Assessment Report
    • Assessment Report
    • Determination of Risk
    • Assessment Results
    • Remediation Actions
    • Report Findings
    • Response to Findings
    • Reassessment
    • Updating the Security Plan
    • The Updated Plan
    • Optional Addendum
    • Milestone #4

    Module 8 – RMF Step 5

    • The RMF Process
    • Plan of Action and Milestones
    • PoA&M
    • Milestones
    • Monitoring the PoA&M
    • Documenting Weaknesses
    • PoA&M Not Required
    • Security Authorization Package
    • Common Controls
    • Updating the SSP
    • Risk Determination
    • Assess Current Security State
    • Risk Management Strategy
    • Risk Acceptance
    • Explicit Acceptance of Risk
    • Risk Decision
    • The Authorization Decision
    • Communicating the Decision
    • Authorization to Operate
    • Termination Date
    • Interim Authorization to Test
    • Interim Authorization to Operate
    • Type Authorization
    • Examples of Type Authorizations
    • Authorization Approaches
    • Authorization Rescission
    • Denial of Authorization
    • Authorization Decision Document
    • The Decision
    • Termination Date
    • Decision Document
    • Change in Authorizing Official
    • Acceptance of Previous Authorization
    • Milestone Checkpoint #5

    Module 9 – RMF Step 6

    • The RMF Process
    • Information System and Environment Changes
    • Constant Change
    • Controlling Change
    • Record Changes
    • Impact on Security
    • Impact on Controls
    • Documenting Impact
    • Reauthorization
    • Ongoing Security
    • Control Assessments
    • Ongoing Monitoring
    • Continuous Monitoring
    • Control Monitoring
    • Ongoing Remediation Actions
    • Updated Assessments
    • Remediation Actions
    • Reassessing Controls
    • Key Updates
    • Updating the SSP
    • Updating the PoA&M
    • Supporting
    • Continuous Monitoring
    • Security Status Reporting
    • Reporting to the Authorizing Official
    • Security Status Reports
    • Frequency of Reporting
    • Reauthorization
    • Ongoing Risk
    • Determination and Acceptance
    • Reviewing Reports
    • Metrics and Dashboards
    • Maintaining Security
    • Information System Removal and Decommissioning
    • Disposal
    • Milestone Checkpoint #6


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    Online class requirements:

    • Moderate to fast Internet
    • A phone or computer headset is required in order to hear the instructor/moderator). You can use Computer Audio (VoIP) or you can dial in from a regular phone.  For convenience, we recommend a hands-free headset or phone.
    • Training software must be installed on your computer (trial versions are acceptable)
    • RECOMMENDED: Dual Monitors or computers. For optimal online learning experience, we recommend participants have dual monitors or two computers. Your online classroom credentials allow you to join multiple times from multiple computers. Participants should use one monitor or computer to view the instructor’s shared screen and another monitor or computer to work with the software.

    What happens when you enroll in an online class

    When you register for an online class, you will receive a welcome email followed by login access to the Citrix GoToTraining virtual classroom. A workbook (printed copy or eBook) will be sent to you prior to the start of class.

    Online Training Advantages

    Convenience: You don’t have to travel and can attend from your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection. Our online classes are conducted using GoToTraining, a more robust version of the popular GoToMeeting screen sharing and conferencing platform. To accommodate multiple time zones, courses are typically scheduled from 10am – 5pm Eastern with a one-hour lunch break at 12:30 – 1:30 pm Eastern and a 10-minute break in the morning and afternoon. When conducting custom online course for your group, class times can be modified to accommodate your timezone.

    Interactive Learning: Our online training is fully interactive. You can speak and chat with the instructor and classmates at any time. Various interactive techniques are used in every class. Our small class sizes (typically 4 – 8 students), allow our instructors to focus on individual performance and issues and to work closely with you to meet your unique needs. Classes are designed to be a hands-on learning experience, providing opportunities for you to try your new skills while the instructor is available for review, questions, and feedback. You have the option to give the instructor permission to view your computer to provide one-on-one assistance when needed.

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