Week 8 discussion risk management framework | Cybersecurity for Leaders and Managers | University of Maryland University College


The next meeting of the IT Governance board will include a set of orientation briefings for the new members. Your assignment, as a support staffer, is to help prepare for this orientation meeting by developing a short (5-minutes, approximately 300-500 words) briefing on the 

NIST Risk Management Framework (NIST SP 800-37)

See the weekly readings for information about your selected topic. Then, find additional sources on your own. (Each of these standards and frameworks is discussed in freely available materials on the Internet or in articles available through the university’s only library. There is no reason for you to pay for copies of any materials for this assignment.)

After you have researched the NIST Risk Management Framework (NIST SP 800-37), develop a written script for your briefing which you would deliver verbatim (as written). A recording is NOT required for this discussion.

Post your script in this thread for critique and discussion with your peers. Your script should be pasted directly into the body of your posting.


National Institute of Standards and Technology. (2010). Guide for applying the Risk Management Framework to federal information systems (NIST SP 800-37). Gaithersburg, MD: Author. http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/NIST.SP.800-37r1

Read Introduction (p. 18 in PDF) and Chapter 2 “The Fundamentals,” “Tier 1,” and “Tier 2” (pp. 22-23 in PDF).