Online Cloud Security Risk Management Methodology

Level: Intermediate

Become a Job-Ready Certified Cloud Risk Management Professional (CCRMP). To prevent the $2.1T in projected cyber breaches, employers need Certified Cloud Risk Management Professionals who have demonstrated they can implement the NIST Risk Management Framework and FedRAMP. The NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF) and the Federal Risk and authorisation Management Program (FedRAMP) are the de facto standards utilised for cloud security risk management in the U.S. today.

To address accelerating cyber staffing shortages, Mission Critical Institute (MCI) established the CCRMP to provide employers and candidates a performance-based cloud security certification.

As an MCI authorised training partner, Learning Tree can help you earn the CCRMP through five courses that ensure you acquire hands-on project experience in implementing the NIST RMF and FedRAMP.

This is the second of five courses that help you earn CCRMP certification.

Online Cloud Security Risk Management Methodology

Key Features of this Cloud Security Risk Management Methodology Course:

  • 100% hands-on projects — no exams
  • Validation you are NIST RMF/FedRAMP job-ready
  • Certified NIST RMF/FedRAMP practitioner instructors
  • NIST RMF/FedRAMP project experience employers seek
  • Recognition of curriculum by Department of Homeland Security

You Will Learn How To:

  • Prepare and develop a Security Assessment Plan (SAP)
  • Create a Security Assessment Report (SAR)
  • Develop a Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M)
  • Compile and submit an Authorisation to Operate (ATO) package
  • Implement the Information System Continuous Monitoring (ISCM) processes
  • Update Systems Security Plan (SSP) utilising selected controls and overlays
  • Draft Risk Management Framework (RMF) transition strategy
  • Reason analytically and apply framework across interdisciplinary boundaries to solve problems and create innovative solutions
  • Communicate and negotiate effectively in business and professional settings

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Online Instruction + Live Seminars

  • 8 weeks of "anywhere anytime" online instruction plus 4 live, online seminars
  • Earn academic credits for your accredited cloud security degree
  • Complete your 100% hands-on CCRMP certification
  • Tuition fee can be paid later by invoice -OR- at the time of checkout by credit card
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Cloud Security Risk Management Course Information

  • Cloud Security Risk Management Course Description

    Integrating enterprise and cloud systems risk management, students apply the NIST RMF steps 4-6 and corresponding /FedRAMP steps 2-4 as they complete project deliverables and communicate project results. In addition, students develop in-depth analytic competencies.

  • Course Deliverables

    • Security Assessment Plan
    • Conduct Security Assessment
    • Security Assessment Report (SAR)
    • Update System Security Plan (SSP)
    • Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M)
    • Compile ATO or Security Authorisation Package for On-Premise/ Cloud Systems
    • Information Security Continuous Monitoring (ISCM) Plan
  • Prerequisites

    Attendees must take the five courses in the CCRMP certification course series in order. Before attending this course, attendees must first successfully complete the following course:

    Online Cloud Security Risk Management Policy and Methods Review

  • Course Schedule

    The flexible, online 8-week course schedule enables you to collaborate with your instructor and fellow students to acquire the cloud security risk management expertise employers seek.

    Asynchronous Threaded Discussions
    Each week’s discussion threads focus on a specific cloud security risk management concept. You can participate in these discussions anytime, anywhere as you interact with your instructor and fellow students online.

    Four Live Virtual Seminars
    At 10 a.m. ET on alternate Saturdays you will participate in live-online interactive sessions led by your expert, practitioner instructor. Recordings of each session will be available to you.

    Virtual Office Hours
    To further enhance your learning experience, you may communicate with your instructor during weekly virtual office hours.

  • Course Materials

    • James Broad, Mastering the Risk Management Framework, 1st Edition, ISBN#:?9781723760358 $60
    • The course also contains links to a Course Webliography for required readings.
  • Coursework

    Students will work with their NIST RMF/FedRAMP practitioner instructor to produce NIST RMF/FedRAMP projects by participating in weekly virtual discussions, as well as completing weekly assignments and project reports. They will attend bi-weekly, live virtual seminars led by their instructor.

  • Software/Hardware Required

    • Access to Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and a PDF reader.
    • Access to high-speed internet connection.
    • A headset with microphone is recommended; using built-in speakers/microphone causes echo issues. Headsets give participants complete interaction with the instructor and other students.

Cloud Security Risk Management Course Outline

  • Cloud Security Risk Management Course Outline Information

    Overview of NIST Special Publications, FedRAMP, and other governmental guidance and policies pertaining to cloud security risk management. Understand Authorisation to Operate Package (ATO) completion, including system test plan development, security assessment report, plan of action and milestones (POA&M) and NIST RMF transition strategy.

    • Prepare and Develop a Security Assessment Plan (SAP)

      • Analyse a complete System Security Plan (SSP)
      • Discuss and negotiate rules of behaviour with a third-party assessor (3PAO)
      • Analyse a system or application for Security Assessment Plan (SAP)
    • Create a Security Assessment Report (SAR)

      • Components of a Security Assessment Report (SAR)
      • Results compilation
    • Develop a Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M)

      • Determine remediation tasks based on security assessment results
      • Determine timelines and deadlines for each task
      • Produce a completed POA&M template
    • Compile and Submit an Authorisation to Operate (ATO) Package

      • Components of a complete Authorisation to Operate (ATO) package
      • Compile an ATO Package in compliance with policies and regulations
      • Create an ATO cover letter
    • Implement the Information Security Continuous Monitoring (ISCM) Processes

      • Analyse and evaluate the Information Security Continuous Monitoring (ISCM) processes
      • Role of security assessment and the Security Control Assessor in the continuous monitoring process
      • Apply system changes to case scenario
      • Audit process and elements that could trigger an audit
    • Update Systems Security Plan (SSP) Utilising Selected Controls and Overlays

      • Ongoing security posture
      • Evaluate and report proposed changes to the information system during continuous monitoring
    • Draft Risk Management Framework (RMF) Transition Strategy

      • Organisational strategy for transitioning to the NIST RMF and FedRAMP
      • Conduct research and make recommendations to address organisational risk management issues

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    Cloud Security Risk Management Course FAQs

    • Who should become a CCRMP?

      Individuals seeking to advance in cybersecurity risk management to positions in which the NIST RMF/FedRAMP is utilised to secure integrated cloud and on-premise systems in the following sectors:

      • Systems Integrators
      • Federal Civilian, DoD, and Intelligence Communities
      • Critical Infrastructure Protection
      • Financial Services
      • HIPAA
      • And More
    • What are the eligibility requirements for CCRMP certification?

      Eligibility for the CCRMP Certification
      To receive the CCRMP certification, applicants must:

      • Demonstrate competency with the CCRMP Common Body of Practise by producing specified NIST RMF/FedRAMP deliverables.
      • Have five years of relevant technical experience or substitute a bachelor's degree for two years of relevant experience.

      Demonstration of CCRMP CBP Competencies
      To demonstrate mastery of the CCRMP CBP, applicants produce the deliverables by:

      • Satisfactorily completing an MCI-approved cybersecurity/cloud security risk management curriculum, offered through an MCI academic partner.
      • Submitting a portfolio of project deliverables that demonstrates the mastery of CBP competencies.

        For details, please review the CCRMP Policies and Procedures ›
    • Which courses can help me earn CCRMP certification?

      Mission Critical Institute offers a five-course learning pathway to help you earn your CCRMP certification. The courses must be take in this order:

    • What is the Mission Critical Institute?

      The Mission Critical Institute advances cybersecurity careers and thought leadership by developing career-focused cybersecurity education and training programs for use by universities and cybersecurity employers. In addition, MCI provides strategic cybersecurity consulting services to employers and higher education institutions.

    • What is the NIST RMP and FedRAMP?

      The NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF) and the Federal Risk and Authorisation Management Program (FedRAMP) are the de facto standards utilised for cloud security risk management in the U.S. today. To address accelerating cyber staffing shortages, Mission Critical Institute (MCI) established the CCRMP to provide employers and candidates a performance-based cloud security certification.

    • Is this a self-paced course?

    • No, it is not 100% self-paced. In weeks 1, 3, 5 and 7 students must attend a 2 hour live virtual seminar on Saturdays from 10am -12. This course is in 8 modules, one module per week. Assignments are due at the end of each module – so this is not self-paced, although it is online, and therefore allows for flexibility with the learner’s schedule. On Saturdays, there is the live virtual instruction – which includes content and Q&A.M

    • Is pre-payment required?

      Yes. Additionally, there are no refunds once the course begins.

    • Is there an application process students need to go through to qualify for the certification?

      Yes there is an application required. The application fee is waived for students who successfully complete the 5 courses through Learning Tree.

    • What is the cancellation policy?

      You must cancel 2 weeks prior to class to receive a refund. After that, students who cannot attend this course, can attend a future scheduled same course.

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