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Guaranteed to Run Live Remote Online Cisco Classes

Below is a list of upcoming Guaranteed to Run Cisco classes running in Live Remote Online format that are coming up.  If you are interested, please reach out to Nick@itdojo.com.  Details and pricing provided upon request. CLCOR: Implementing Cisco Collaboration Core Technologies     02-22 to 02-26 ENWLSD: Designing Cisco Enterprise Wireless Networks   03-01 to 03-05 SDWADV: Cisco SD-WAN…

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Welcome, Step 0

By Lon J. Berman, CISSP, RDRP Q. The Risk Management Framework (RMF) life cycle is comprised of how many steps? A. Oh, that’s easy, it’s six. Well … not so fast. As you probably know, the Risk Management Framework (RMF) has always been described as a six step process, to wit: 1-Categorize, 2- Select, 3-Implement,…

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NIST Rev. 5 Supplemental Materials

By Kathryn Daily, CISSP, CAP, RDRP Back in September of last year (2020), NIST finally published the final version of Special Publication 800-53 Revision 5. Most notably, this revision incorporated privacy considerations in the security controls themselves rather than having separate control families for the privacy controls (e.g., AR, AP, IP, etc.). This is a…

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DFARS Compliance with CMMC/NIST SP 800-171

By Marilyn Fritz, CISSP, CISA, ITIL, PMP The new DFARS Interim Rule that went into effect November 30, 2020 is a game changer for any entities that have or are pursuing Defense Industrial Base (DIB) contracts or subcontracts. Prior to the new Interim Rule, contractors and sub-contractors could self-attest that they met DoD cybersecurity requirements…

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CMMC – What We Know and What We Don’t

By Kathryn Daily, CISSP, CAP, RDRP So by now, I’m sure you’ve seen a ton of articles on the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) initiative. A lot of information has been released but there are still a lot of unknowns. What We Know We know that it’s mandatory for all contractors who wish to do…

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Ask Dr. RMF!

Dear Dr. RMF, I work in an Army program and I feel like I am getting the hang of RMF, but when the heck do I schedule an independent assessment (SCA-V)? Show Me the SCA-V Dear Show Me the SCA-V, When determining when to schedule a SCA-V assessment you’ll want to take several things into…

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