NISPOM Conforming Change 2 Released

Back in November of 2012, the White House issued the National Insider Threat Policy and Minimum Standards for Executive Branch Insider Threat Programs.  These minimum standards provided the Departments and Agencies with the minimum elements necessary to establish...

NSTi is Heading to NCMS Annual Training Seminar

NSTi is heading to Nashville, Tennessee to conduct an abbreviated top level overview of the SSO Course during the 52nd NCMS Annual Training Seminar on June 6th, 2016. This truncated version of our 4.5 day course will familiarize students with a portion of the Director...

Risk Management Framework: What You Need to Know

Just recently, the Defense Department has announced it's plan to transition from the DoD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process, or DIACAP, to the NIST's Risk Management Framework (RMF).  This means, for the first time, defense, intelligence and...

New Seminar: Insider Threat

This workshop allows us to look at every aspect of insider threats. It provides a lesson on individuals who have caused serious harm to our national security and what we have learned from their actions. Join us to inspect the motivations to commit espionage, the...

Humans: The Weakest Link in Security

The majority of information security centers on technical attacks and corresponding technical defenses.  However, human interaction can circumvent just about every technical countermeasure that brilliant engineers devise to protect vital systems and valuable...

Is Continuous Monitoring the Way of the Future?

Think back to five years ago. The year was 2009. Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th president of the United States. H1N1, or swine flu, was the major headline for weeks. All analog television broadcasting ended. Bernie Madoff was sentenced and convicted as the...

Make Security Awareness Programs Count

Security awareness training and education programs should be more than just an obligatory marked box on the regulatory compliance checklist.  As security professionals, it is our responsibility to provide solid and informative training and awareness programs-- the...

2013 Highlights

Each week at SASSi/NSTi we have the privilege of moving the security profession forward in the classroom and client organizations. Facing a difficult economic climate in 2013, we were able to deliver another solid year of successful performance. Highlights include: 59...

Security Knows No Business Hours

Security Knows No Business Hours Authored by: Melissa Kelly, NSTi Staff   Mobile devices are in use all around us in both the public and private sectors. Employees need to exercise precaution when using their laptops, cell phones and tablets at work and outside...