CGRC Domain 1: Information security risk management program

This course deals with Domain 1 of CGRC, covering the information security risk management program and principles of information security.


  • CGRC Domain 1, introduction Video — 00:16:24
    • An introduction to RMF, description of C&A and a description of SA&A.

  • Risk defined, risk management, organizational risk Video — 00:21:29
    • A look at terms and definitions, risk defined, risk management and organizational risk (Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3).

  • Security architecture, SDLC phases, and how the SDLC maps to the RMF Video — 00:16:12
    • An introduction to security architecture as it relates to the RMF, including a look at SDLC phases and how the SDLC maps to the RMF.

  • Federal agencies & organizations, roles & responsibilities Video — 00:17:24
    • A review of the federal agencies that are involved in the risk management/authorization process, as well as their roles and responsibilities.

  • RMF documents and the six steps of the RMF Video — 00:15:23
    • A look at essential documents and tasks and the six steps used in the RMF.

  • Personally identifiable information, security of sensitive data, and federal acts and laws regarding privacy controls Video — 00:18:00
    • A look at privacy, personally identifiable information (PII), and federal laws regarding security.

  • Federal laws and policies and their relation to federal agencies & organizations Video — 00:16:14
    • A look at federal laws regarding privacy and security and their relation to various federal agencies.

  • Federal publications, policies, guidelines, and standards, part 1 Video — 00:17:22
    • An overview of federal publications, policies, guidelines, and security standards related to the RMF.

  • Federal publications, policies, guidelines, and standards, part 2 Video — 00:08:31
    • Concluding our look at federal publications, policies, guidelines, and security standards


Course description

In this course, we will cover Domain 1: Information Security Risk Management Program. This domain includes the principles of information security which includes security objectives (confidentiality, integrity and availability). Terms such as risk, risk management and organizational risk are defined. We review risk management tasks and essential documents, the six steps of the risk management framework (RMF), the preparation step (RMF step 0), federal laws and more.

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