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RMF Knowledge Service (RMFKS)

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The DoD CIO gave an overview of the Risk Management Framework (RMF) transition.  The Risk Management Framework Knowledge Service (RMFKS) is a central repository for RMF DoD for IT.  This site is up for access as long as you have a Common Access Card (CAC) or ECA cert.  The link is below but some of the links on the site are still under construction.

Information Assurance
Information Assurance

The former site was for certification & accreditation / risk management was the DIACAP Knowledge Service (https://diacap.iaportal.navy.mil/).

 

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fedramp 3pao

fedramp 3pao process

 

FedRAMP 3pao
FedRAMP 3pao

Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program 3rd Party Assessment Organizations (3PAO)

FEDRAMP was developed to give the federal government a way to use cloud based service as securely as possible.  It applies to federal US agencies it provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services.  

 

3pao – third party assessment organizations

Third Party assessors play an integral role in the FedRAMP process.  Accredited independent assessors – Third Party Assessment Organizations (3PAOs) have demonstrated independence and technical competency required to test the security implementations and collect representative evidence.  Whether accredited through FedRAMP or not, third party assessors: 

  • Create a Security Assessment Plan
  • Perform initial and periodic assessments of CSP security controls
  • Conduct security tests and produce a Security Assessment Report
fedramp 3pao process
fedramp 3pao process

 

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DIARMF or RMF

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You keep hearing the term DIARMF, but the name of the new DoD 8510.01 document is simple RMF.

DoDI 8510.01 Risk Management Framework (RMF) for DoD Information Technology (IT), March 14, has been released.

So why do people keep calling it DIARMF?  The draft version of DoDI 8510.01 floated around for almost 3 years and it was called DIARMF.  Basically, when officials first started talking about using NIST SP 800-37 Risk Management Framework as the new DIACAP, the name DIARMF stuck.

The official name is RMF.

 

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SCAP Compliance Checker SCC)

SCAP Compliance Checker SCC

SCAP Compliance Checker SCC Tool 3.1.2

 

SCAP Compliance Checker SCC
SCAP Compliance Checker (SCC)

SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic has released an updated version to the SCAP Compliance Checker SCC Tool.  The updated features include recent DISA STIG content for both Windows and Red Hat systems and NIST USGCB patch content.  In addition, several defects have been resolved in the 3.1.2 release.

SCAP Content
+ AIX
+ Dot Net Framework
+ Google Chrome
+ HP-UX
+ Internet Explorer Benchmarks
+ Red Hat
+ Solaris
+ Windows 8 Benchmarks
+ Windows 2008 R2 Benchmarks
+ Windows 2008 Benchmarks
+ Windows 2003 Benchmarks
+ Windows 7 Benchmarks
+ XP Benchmarks
+ Vista Benchmarks
+ Audit
+ SCAP Tools

The SCAP Tools are located at http://iase.disa.mil/stigs/scap/index.html#scc

 Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) Windows Benchmarks

DISA Field Security Operations (FSO) is releasing updated automated compliance benchmarks for Windows Operating Systems outside of the normal quarterly release schedule.  The latest benchmarks will correct a problem with importing the content into the HBSS Policy Auditor tool. The Benchmarks are located at http://iase.disa.mil/stigs/scap/index.html

 

More on the feature of SPAWAR SCAP Compliance Checker SCC Tool:

Primary Features:

  • No per seat license costs for Federal government/contractor computers
  • Performs compliance scanning using SCAP content
  • Performs vulnerability scanning using OVAL content
  • Performs manual interview checks using OCIL content
  • Creates XCCDF XML results
  • Creates OVAL XML results
  • Creates ARF XML results
  • Creates Cyberscope Autofeed XML results
  • Creates HTML and text based single computer reports
  • Creates HTML and spreadsheet based multi-computer summary reports
  • Allows for installation of custom SCAP and OVAL content
  • Allows for automatic downloading of updated patch content from Internet/Intranet
  • Allows for organizational deviations
  • Allows for organizationally defined compliance thresholds
  • Has graphical and command line interfaces
  • Native executables per platform (no runtime requirements such as Java
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Risk Management Framework For DoD IT

RMF for DoD IT CIO DOD, Teri Takai

Risk Management For DoD IT

DoDI 8510.01 Risk Management Framework (RMF) for DoD Information Technology (IT), March 14, has been released.

The Risk Management Framework For DoD IT, establishes DoDD 8500, Cybersecurity policy, and assigning responsibilities for executing and maintaining the RMF.  The Risk Management Framework For DoD IT replaces the DoD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP) and manages the life-cycle cybersecurity risk to DoD IT.

The RMF renames the DIACAP Technical Advisory Group to the RMF TAG.

A couple of big changes are that it moves away from the term “Information Assurance” as much as possible.  It also address some of the biggest issues of DIACAP right away:

“[RMF] Provides procedural guidance for the reciprocal acceptance of authorization decisions and artifacts within DoD, and between DoD and other federal agencies, for the authorization and connection of information systems (ISs).”

One of the biggest issues with DIACAP is that different organization would have a different DIACAP process and so if, for example, Unit Sample Army wanted to connect to Flight A Airforce system, someone (or both) would have to redo their process.

How much does Risk Management Framework For DoD IT take from NIST?

See for yourself:

RMF GOVERNANCE. The DoD RMF governance structure implements the three-tiered

approach to cybersecurity risk management described in NIST SP 800-39 (Reference (i)),

synchronizes and integrates RMF activities across all phases of the IT life cycle, and spans
logical and organizational entities
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DoDI 8500 8510 DIARMF signed

dod teri takai DoDI 8500 and 8510 DIARMF signed

DoDI 8500 8510 DIARMF signed?

It is 11 Mar 2014 and there is nothing at all officially distributed.  Check here: http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/index.html

There is nothing posted on the DoD CIO site: http://dodcio.defense.gov/

Nothing on the DON CIO site: http://www.doncio.navy.mil/

Since 2011 I have been hearing about DIARMF –

Rumor has it, Ms Teresa Takai signed it.  That means the next step is distribution.

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dod teri takai DoDI 8500 and 8510 DIARMF signed

Update:

DoDI 8500 and 8510 DIARMF have been signed and are in the process of being distributed

 Implements References (c) through (f) by establishing the RMF for DoD IT (referred to in this instruction as “the RMF”), establishing associated cybersecurity policy, and assigning responsibilities for executing and maintaining the RMF. The RMF replaces the DoD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP) and manages the life-cycle cybersecurity risk to DoD IT in accordance with References (g) through (k)
We have bee calling it DIARMF for years (because thats what they originally told us the name would be.  But I guess the name will be RMF for DoD IT, or just RMF… I guess.
Since we did not know what to call it, we were calling it DIARMF even on resumes.  Technically we should not have called it anything since it did not officially exist for 3 years.  But the thing is that some of us were in the middle of Certification & Accreditation on major projects while they were telling us the ENTIRE process was about to change.
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