In this four part podcast series, CSIAC subject matter experts (SMEs) conduct a roundtable discussion of the first step of the Risk Management Framework (RMF) process, Categorization, focused specifically on Industrial Control Systems (ICS). The main objective of the categorization phase is to project the potential negative effects upon an organization should certain assets become compromised. This would include the CIA Triad – Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability (CIA) – involving the systems within an enterprise and the associated data those systems may process, store or transmit. Based upon the assessment of the possible risks, certain processes or tasks may be employed to mitigate the potential adverse impacts.
In part three of the RMF Categorization podcast series, the SMEs discuss the process of aligning the security objectives. The security objectives provide a common understanding of the impact levels on the information types as well as a common viewpoint of a system compromise and its organizational impact. The security objectives allow the system owner to identify security requirements in order to mitigate and reduce risks to the system.
CAC/PIV holders can watch or download the podcast here: https://www.dodtechipedia.mil/dodwiki/download/attachments/600342610/2020-02-csiac-podcast-risk-management-framework-rmf-categorization-part-3.mp4