NIST Risk Management Framework

Implemeting the NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF)

The Risk Management Framework (RMF) was developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to provide guidelines for securing information systems within the United States government. The RMF is primarily comprised of two NIST publications, NIST Special Publication 800-37, Guide for Applying the Risk Management Framework to Federal Information Systems, and NIST Special Publication 800-53, Security and Privacy Controls for Federal Information Systems and Organizations. The RMF also incorporates guidance from several other NIST publications.

Leveraging these standards the RMF provides a construct to integrate security and risk management principles into an organization’s information system development life cycle. This life cycle follows seven steps as illustrated.

Prepare ⇢
Categorize ⇢
Select ⇢

Implement ⇢
Assess ⇢
Authorize ⇢


To successfully implement the RMF an organization must first secure their systems and obtain an Authorization to Operate (ATO). Then they must implement ongoing risk management through continuous monitoring to ensure they maintain the ATO. Given the complexity and number of controls that must be assessed under RMF, a complete GRC program – people, process and technology – is a must for any organization to successfully implement the RMF.

The TalaTek Difference 

The TalaTek intelligent Governance and Risk Integrated Solution (TiGRIS) takes a different approach to building risk management programs, making it achievable for any organization. The managed service delivers people, process and technology in a single offering, without the burden of significant investment in staff and technology.

With deep expertise working with federal agencies and other public sector clients, TalaTek has delivered consistent excellence by combining proven processes, with GRC experts and FedRAMP-authorized technology. Leveraging our decades of hands on work with FISMA and NIST, we help you build a program that ensures adherence to the RMF, facilitates the ATO process and enables continuous monitoring in your environment.

Meet your Risk Management Framework requirements with TiGRIS

Security Authorization & Assessment –TiGRIS enables efficient ongoing authorizations for the SA&A process by centralizing all risk data and activity and leveraging repeatable process workflows and trend analysis. TiGRIS empowers stakeholders and decision makers such as ISOs, ISSOs and AOs to make evidence-based risk decisions while continuing to monitor systems over time, ensuring they remain within defined risk parameters, ensuring compliance with NIST and the RMF.

Plan of Action and Milestones – TiGRIS delivers centralized and efficient POA&M management including the capability to track activity, manage approvals, facilitate review processes, monitor performance management, assign actionable metrics and track related costs

Continuous Monitoring – TiGRIS integrates your governance, risk, and compliance data into a single system of record, enabling continuous monitoring and ongoing authorization of information systems security to support risk management decisions and adherence to all the controls and standards within the RMF.


⌖ Enterprise Risk
Third Party Risk
⌖ IT Risk
⌖ Internal Controls
⌖ Compliance
⌖ Internal Audit
⌖ Cyber Security
Gap Analysis

Supported Controls


⌖ ISO 27001/17020



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