Unveiling the NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF): A practical guide to implementing RMF and managing risks in your organization

Unveiling the NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF): A practical guide to implementing RMF and managing risks in your organization
by 作者: Thomas Marsland (Author)
Publisher Finelybook 出版社: Packt Publishing
Edition: 1st
Publication Date 出版日期: 2024-04-30
Language 语言: English
Pages 页数: 240 pages
ISBN-10 书号: 1835089844
ISBN-13 书号: 9781835089842


Book Description

Gain an in-depth understanding of the NIST Risk Management Framework life cycle and leverage real-world examples to identify and manage risks


Key Features

  • Implement NIST RMF with step-by-step instructions for effective security operations
  • Draw insights from case studies illustrating the application of RMF principles in diverse organizational environments
  • Discover expert tips for fostering a strong security culture and collaboration between security teams and the business
  • Purchase of the print or Kindle book includes a free PDF eBook


Book Description

Overcome the complexities of the NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF) with this comprehensive and practical resource. Offering invaluable insights, this guide equips individuals and organizations with the understanding and tools necessary to implement the framework and safeguard against cyber threats.

Complete with clear explanations, best practices, and real-world examples, this book guides you through the RMF process, covering its history, components, and stages. You'll then delve into the RMF approach-prepare, categorize, select, implement, assess, authorize, and monitor-and deepen your understanding as you explore real-world case studies. The book also focuses on cultivating practical skills for implementing the RMF in your organization, covering essential tasks such as forming a security team, conducting security assessments, and preparing for audits. What's more? You'll learn how to establish continuous monitoring processes, develop robust incident response plans, and analyze security incidents efficiently.

By the end of this risk management book, you'll have gained the practical skills and confidence to systematically manage and mitigate cybersecurity risks within your organization.


What you will learn

  • Understand how to tailor the NIST Risk Management Framework to your organization's needs
  • Come to grips with security controls and assessment procedures to maintain a robust security posture
  • Explore cloud security with real-world examples to enhance detection and response capabilities
  • Master compliance requirements and best practices with relevant regulations and industry standards
  • Explore risk management strategies to prioritize security investments and resource allocation
  • Develop robust incident response plans and analyze security incidents efficiently


Who this book is for

This book is for cybersecurity professionals, IT managers and executives, risk managers, and policymakers. Government officials in federal agencies, where adherence to NIST RMF is crucial, will find this resource especially useful for implementing and managing cybersecurity risks. A basic understanding of cybersecurity principles, especially risk management, and awareness of IT and network infrastructure is assumed.

Table of


Contents

  1. Understanding Cybersecurity and Risk Management
  2. NIST Risk Management Framework Overview
  3. Benefits of Implementing the NIST Risk Management Framework
  4. Preparing for RMF Implementation
  5. The NIST RMF Life Cycle
  6. Security Controls and Documentation
  7. Assessment and Authorization
  8. Continuous Monitoring and Incident Response
  9. Cloud Security and the NIST RMF
  10. NIST RMF Case Studies and Future Trends
  11. A Look Ahead

Review

“Whether you are a veteran looking to carve out a new career path in cybersecurity, a seasoned professional seeking to deepen your knowledge of NIST standards, or simply someone with a passion for technology and security, this book offers valuable lessons and guidance. Through Tom Marsland’s expertise and experience, you will find not only a path to mastering NIST’s frameworks but also the inspiration to pursue excellence in all your endeavors.

Welcome to a journey of discovery, learning, and empowerment.”

Jaclyn “Jax” Scott, Combat Veteran and Cybersecurity at Outpost Gray


About the Author

Thomas Marsland is a cybersecurity leader with a focus on designing systems and processes that embrace security at their foundations, while protecting scalability and minimizing technical debt. He enjoys working on problems in operations and technology, delivering value to organizations with a mission-focused mindset. A 22-year veteran of the United States Navy, his work history includes nuclear power, IT, cybersecurity, and executive leadership in the cybersecurity and technology fields, including for the US Navy and Cloud Range. He has a bachelor's degree in IT Security and a master's degree in cybersecurity, along with numerous industry certifications. In his spare time, he leads VetSec, a 501c3 nonprofit with the mission to "create a world where no veteran pursuing a career in cybersecurity goes unemployed." Originally from Port Ludlow, WA, Tom currently resides in Ravensdale, WA with his wife and children. In his free time, he enjoys backpacking in the Olympic and Cascade Mountains and enjoying the land they've settled on with his family.

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