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Cybersecuring DoD Control Systems Workshop Series
The National Institute of Building Sciences is initiating this new cybersecurity workshop series to support the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) facility managers and other facilities-related personnel to better prepare against cyber threats. The Cybersecuring DoD Control Systems Workshop is geared to help architects, engineers, contractors, owners, facility managers, maintenance engineers, physical security specialists, information assurance professionals—essentially anyone involved with implementing cybersecurity in the facility life cycle—to learn the best practice techniques to better protect DoD facilities.

Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 8500.01 and DoDI 8510.01 incorporate Platform Information Technology (PIT) and PIT systems into the Risk Management Framework (RMF) process. PIT may consist of both hardware and software that is physically part of, dedicated to or essential in real time to the mission performance of special-purpose systems (i.e., platforms). PIT differs from individual or stand-alone IT products in that it is integral to a specific platform type, as opposed to being used independently or to support a range of capabilities (e.g., major applications, enclaves or PIT systems). A Control System (CS) is a specific type of PIT that consists of combinations of control components (e.g., electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic) that act together to achieve an objective (e.g., transport matter or energy, or maintain a secure and comfortable work environment). 

The Cybersecuring DoD Control Systems Workshop will include hands-on classroom exercises and labs to footprint a CS as a hacker would do; use the Cyber Security Evaluation Tool (CSET) to establish a risk baseline and create a System Security Plan; and use the enterprise Mission Assurance Support System (eMASS) to load projects using the new DoDI 8510.01 RMF process. Attendees will gain in-depth experience on using the Committee on National Security Systems Instruction (CNSSI) 1253; National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-53 R4; NIST SP 800-82 R2; and other key publications and tools to load and manage a project through the six steps of the RMF.

Presenter: Michael Chipley, The PMC Group LLC

2015 Workshop Dates

(All workshops are held from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm)

Friday, September 11

Friday, October 9

Monday, November 9

For each workshop, attendees will need a laptop with administrative privileges to load software. They will receive the course content, tools and lab exercises on a CD at the beginning of the course.

Registration for each workshop is $500 per person. Seating is limited to 20 students per day.

For an expanded description, including an agenda for each workshop, select the specific date for which you would like to register.

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