Lunarline Announces New Training Program to Help DoD Adapt to the new RMF for DoD IT

Lunarline's Rebecca Onuskanich: "We make this easy. Well, almost."

Apr 22, 2014, 10:30 ET from Lunarline

ARLINGTON, Va., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After many long years and a few false starts, The DoDI 8510.01, Department of Defense Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP) has been officially superseded. As of March 12, 2014, DoDI 8510.01 has been re-issued. The process is now referred to as the Risk Management Framework (RMF) for DoD Information Technology (IT), or simply the RMF for DoD IT.

This transition will align DoD's security processes with those promulgated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. For DoD organizations and contractors, this change brings with it a new approach to information security assessment and documentation.  

"The RMF for DoD IT represents a significant cultural change in how DoD approaches information security," says Lunarline Program Manager Rebecca Onuskanich.

Ms. Onuskanich, an instructor at Lunarline's School of Cyber Security, teaches one of the few courses currently available that help organizations make the transition from DIACAP to the new RMF for DoD IT. "Some of our clients are pretty apprehensive about this transition. However while the new process brings change, these changes can be managed to limit cost and ease transition."  

Lunarline's School of Cyber Security is currently offering courses that help organizations get up to speed on this new approach. These courses include The Risk Management Framework for DOD Information Technology, available at the firm's Arlington, Virginia Headquarters. Organizations interested in participating can check out the school's course calendar for scheduling details. For those unable to make it to the school's Arlington campus, Lunarline's team of cyber security experts travel around the world to deliver on-site training to its global customer base.  

"We've been watching the development of the Risk Management Framework for DoD Information Technology for years now," says Lunarline's Chief Executive Officer Waylon Krush. "We published our first White Paper on the subject back in 2011. We continuously updated it in response to changes. And we were ready with comprehensive RMF for DoD IT courseware as soon as the new standards were finalized."

"Since the School of Cyber Security was founded back in 2008 we have been on the forefront of DoD security education," said Mr. Krush. "Despite all the changes in DoD processes and technology, I am proud to say that we still remain on top."

About Lunarline
Lunarline is a leading provider of cyber security services, training and products to the DoD, intelligence, civilian and private-sector communities. Lunarliners keep pretty busy, battling advanced persistent threats, dissecting the latest cyber attacks and flying around the world in support of rapid incident response. But every now and then we find time to put out a press release or two – just to let the world know how awesome we are.

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