The National Institute of Standards and Technology Risk Management Framework is based on Special Publication 800-37 and is used as controls for Federal systems. The Department of Defense’s (DoD) current version of 8510, is the DoD Risk Management Framework, which superseded DIACAP in the DoD in 2022. The RMF considers the threat landscape and emerging and consistent risks to the organization and its information systems.  As such, the implementation of continuous monitoring throughout the lifecycle is critical to managing the Information System within the RMF.  Threat modeling, the concept of identification of the potential risks to the information system, and risk mitigations are continuously assessed through the lifecycle of the system, as opposed to only during the implementation of the system. RMF comes along after the implementation of automation for security control evaluation and vulnerability management leveraging Security Content Application Protocol (SCAP), Open Vulnerabilities Assessment Language (OVAL), Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS). Allowing the organization to assess and monitor risks through technology, rather than manually validating the security posture of the system. 

Applicability: Essential in implementing cybersecurity controls and managing the risks associated with Information Systems, especially in all federal and DoD systems.

URL: NIST RMF Overview

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