All information systems operating on a DoD network must be certified for compliance with security requirements and accredited for operation. In April 2010 the CIO of the Marine Corps published MCBUL 5239, MARINE CORPS CERTIFICATION AND ACCREDITATION PROCESS (MCCAP) VALIDATOR REQUIREMENTS establishing the USMC program to authorize “Validators” to perform IA testing on Marine Corps systems. Validators act as the USMC DAA’s trusted agents for completing technical and non-technical information assurance assessments of Marine Corps Information Systems based on the IA Controls in DOD Instruction 8500.2.
Conscious Security is the first company authorized as an approved United States Marine Corps Validator training service provider.
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MCCAST Validator Course
This course will walk students through a refresher of DIACAP, the Validator process and specifically how C&A validation is implemented within the United States Marine Corps and the Department of Defense. This course fulfills the requirements for MCCAST Validator training required by MARADMIN 185-12.
Students are immersed in the use of currently utilized Department of Defense assessment tools, USMC specific tools, and emerging tools that are currently being introduced into the IA space. Emphasis is placed on the use of MCCAST (the USMC C&A tool), risk analysis and reporting, C&A package processing and determining an accurate residual risk posture.
Successful course completion requires all students to take and pass a written and practical exam. Each exam requires a passing score of 70%. Passing both exams demonstrates mastery of the course.
Course Pre Requisites –
- (IAT) LEVEL II or III, IASAE II or III, or any CND Certification
- Basic knowledge of MCCAST (Xacta)
- Technical knowledge of USMC vulnerability scanners
- Knowledge of USMC DIACAP
- Laptop with administrative privileges
Marine Corps C&A for the Program Manager
This course is focused on Marine Corps Program Managers and Information Assurance Managers. Training is focused on the use of MCCAST and the creation of the Certification and Accreditation Package.
This course is focused on program management responsibilities in the Certification & Accreditation process and the details of Pre-Validation methodologies in relation to the Marine Corps validation process. Students are trained in the use of MCCAST and the creation of the C&A Package. Emphasis is placed on the use of MCCAST to track life-cycle sustainment of a system’s IA compliancy.
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