Risk Management Framework: Step-by-Step

  • Security Concept of Operations: Define the operational context.
  • Categorize System: Determine risk profiles for Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability.
  • Select Controls: Review RMF baseline of controls within operational context.
  • Implement & Assess Controls: Operational feedback can inform adjustments to the controls.
  • Authorize System: Obtain the Authorization to Operate (ATO).

Risk Management Framework/eMASS Support for your ATO

The Risk Management Framework (RMF) is a comprehensive – and often misunderstood – framework of best practices in cybersecurity.

Operational requirements often mean the “out of the box” controls need to be tailored to meet organizational needs. We work regularly with large Department of Defense customers to ensure their ATO package meets the expectations of the Authorizing Official and yet allows the organization to securely deliver on its mission requirements.

Please contact us about working with your Program Office or your Program Office customer in support of your RMF cybersecurity efforts.