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[Workshop] Intro to Certification & Accreditation (C&A) - Pt 1 of 2

Join us for the Women's Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC) Cybersecurity Workshop hosted from our Washington, DC location. This is a hands-on, practical workshop where you will put into practice those things you may have read or covered in a class. This is also a great way to keep your skills fresh if you're a veteran.

Every workshop addresses beginner and advanced topic material. Beginners are encouraged to watch and learn as much as possible even though you may not have a clue. Exposure to new tools and techniques by watching will advance your learning process a lot quicker than trying to learn on your own. You will get to ask questions and see how it's done in the real world. Advanced attendees are encouraged to share and help answer "noob" questions as much as possible so everyone can learn from them.


Lunch is 1:00 - 1:30

Workshop is 1:30 - 6:00

Ever wonder what C&A (Certification and Accreditation) is? Or when you see a job description for IA engineer or IA analyst, what that entails? This workshop is an introduction into this area of work in Cybersecurity/Information Assurance using NIST  (National Institute of Standards and Technology) for the C&A process.

In Pt 1, we’ll discuss the standards below, what each control is, how each control is met, what family of controls it belongs to, and where in the C&A process it belongs:

NIST[masked] Rev. 4
Security and Privacy Controls for Federal information Systems and Organizations

NIST[masked] Rev.1
Guide for Applying the Risk Management Framework to Federal Information Systems: A Security Life Cycle Approach

Information Security Continuous Monitoring for Federal information Systems and Organizations

NIST[masked] Rev.1
Contingency Planning Guide for Federal Information Systems

We’re going to take a look at the catalog of security and privacy controls, as well as the process for selecting controls to protect organizational operations (including mission, functions, image, and reputation), assets,  and individuals from a threats including hostile cyber attacks, natural disasters, structural failures, and human errors.

In Pt 2, we'll play with the tools used in C&A assessments, such as Nessus and nmap.




Knowledge of basic networking and IT.

Good attitude, willingness to learn and share.

Remote Participation:

Once registered, you'll receive the meeting participation info by email the day before the workshop. Expect to join 15-30 minutes prior to test your technical configurations.


Full/Student/Military Member:  $18 for Pt 1 only

Associate Member and Remote Attendee: $7 for Pt 1 only

Non-Paying Member: $25 for Pt 1 only

Paying members, login and register online for discount. Not a member? Join Now!

Refund Policy:

Refunds are offered if:

The workshop is cancelled

You cancel at least 1 day before the workshop; by 1200 pm Friday (6/13)


1616 Anderson Rd,
McLean, VA 22102


Earn CPE's towards your certification

Food & beverages are provided

Free parking

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  • SD

    I really would like to attend, but will be out of town. I am willing to pay if I can get the materials for this presentation.

    June 10, 2014

    • Lisa J.

      Paid members get access to all previous workshop recordings as part of membership. If you aren't a paid member, you can pay to attend and will have access to the recordings/materials if you can't attend the day of. Thanks!

      June 10, 2014

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