NIST SP 800-37 Risk Management Framework Consultants

FLANK provides industry leading NIST SP 800-37 Risk Management Framework services, along with Defense Information Assurance Risk Management Framework (DIARMF) mandates. The concept of risk management has become an increasingly important element of today’s growing regulatory compliance and information security mandates and best practices, one that requires the expertise of a firm with years of security, governance, and compliance needs. That firm is FLANK, who offers the following NIST SP 800-37 Risk Management Framework (RMF) & DIARMF services.  Moreover, the NIST SP 800-37 RMF is essentially the steps utilized for obtaining FISMA compliance for thousands of federal contractors providing services to governmental agencies. 

NIST SP 800-37 Risk Management Compliance

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in partnership with the Department of Defense (DoD), and other notable entities, has developed a common information security framework for federal agencies, along with contractors, for which the concept of risk is an incredibly important component of it. More specifically, the Risk Management Framework (RMF) as published within NIST SP 800-37 consists of the following six step process:

  • RMF STEP 1 – CATEGORIZE INFORMATION SYSTEM: Step 1 required organizations to categorize the respective information system and document the results of the security categorization in the security plan.
  • RMF STEP 2 – SELECT SECURITY CONTROLS: Identify the security controls that are provided by the organization as common controls for organizational information systems and document the controls in a security plan (or equivalent document).
  • RMF STEP 3 – IMPLEMENT SECURITY CONTROLS: Implement the security controls specified in the security plan.
  • RMF STEP 4 – ASSESS SECURITY CONTROLS: Develop, review, and approve a plan to assess the security controls.
  • RMF STEP 5 – AUTHORIZE INFORMATION SYSTEM: Prepare the plan of action and milestones based on the findings and recommendations of the security assessment report excluding any remediation actions taken.
  • RMF STEP 6 – MONITOR SECURITY CONTROLS: Determine the security impact of proposed or actual changes to the information system and its environment of operation.

For federal contractors required to become FISMA compliant, the six-step RMF is the process to follow, and FLANK can assist, as we offer professional consulting services for FISMA compliance, along with world-class compliance policy templates and compliance toolkits.  

FISMA Compliance All-in-One Toolkit

Becoming compliant with FISMA can be an exhaustive process, but thanks to our industry leading FISMA Compliance All-in-One Toolkit, you’ve got all the tools, templates, and other supporting documentation for helping ensure rapid compliance with the Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA) of 2014.  

Defense Information Assurance Risk Management Framework

Please keep in mind that the concept of DIARMF and the broader concept of a risk management framework (RMF) is just that – a framework that has many moving parts, subject to changes, must be customized for an organization’s business process, and must be adaptive and scalable.  As such, the basis for a comprehensive RMS is one that includes well-defined, high-quality information security policies, procedures, forms, checklists, and other supporting documentationAdditionally, undertaking an annual risk assessment along with security awareness & training for all employees is just a few of the many mandates within the broader aspect of a true RMF.