WSS 003 Information System Security Manager (ISSM)

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(Last Modified:07-Jan-2019)


The workshop illustrates the Information System Security Manager’s (ISSM’s) roles and responsibilities in the application of cybersecurity risk management and synchronization of the Risk Management Framework (RMF) with the defense acquisition lifecycle processes outlined in DoDI 5000.02. This workshop is also tailorable for the Defense Business Systems (DBS) Business Capability Acquisition Cycle (BCAC) outlined in DoDI 5000.75. Lectures are combined with exercises to include a capstone exercise where students will apply ISSM activities to a real or hypothetical DoD acquisition program.
  • Analyze the ISSM’s roles and responsibilities across the acquisition lifecycle
  • Enabling Learning Objective (ELO) 1: Describe the ISSM’s roles and responsibilities
  • Discuss how cybersecurity requirements and the RMF integrate with overarching DoD policies (DoDI 5000.02 / DoDI 5000.75)
  • Illustrate cybersecurity incorporation into the Risk, Issue, and Opportunity (RIO) management process
  • Recognize the benefits of early/proactive integration of cybersecurity T&E with traditional T&E
  • Identify annual security review/reporting requirements
  • Analyze cyber-attack vectors—“Think like an adversary”
  • Explain software assurance “Best Practices” for a DoD acquisition program
  • Describe hardware protection measures
  • Apply ISSM activities to a real or hypothetical DoD acquisition program
  • Target Attendees
    Information System Security Managers (ISSMs), to include government personnel and support contractors.
    Predecessor Course(s) (Acceptable as a substitute for this course until the acceptance date specified below.)
    Predecessor Predecessor Course Title PDS Code Accepted Until
    None None None None
    Course Length
    1 day (Tailorable)
    Additional Course Information
    Delivery Mode Workshop
    Equivalent Courses N/A
    ACE Recommended Credits N/A
    PDS Code None
    DAU Public (material/prework) N/A
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    Continuous Learning Points  
    Reservist Retirement Points  
    Historical Allocations Mouse Over for Past CEU/CLPs
  • Taught at the unclassified or classified levels.
  • Fee-For-Service arrangements may be required.
  • To inquire about or request this course for your organization, click the Apply for Course button in the upper right corner.
  • The CLPs will depend on the duration. Typically 6-7 times the number of days.
  • Individual scheduled for this workshop are encouraged to complete ACQ 160, CLE 074, and ISA 220, prior to attending.