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Architecting for Compliance: Case Study in Mapping Controls to Security Frameworks

  • Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 3:30 PM EST (2021-02-25 20:30:00 UTC)
  • Jake Williams, Tarlok Birdi, Felipe Fernandez


  • Fortinet, Inc.

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Originally published is 2013, the security and privacy for federal information systems and organizations National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) were revised in 2020. The security and privacy controls are intended to be a part of an organization-wide process that manages information security and privacy risk.

In this webcasts, Senior SANS instructor/author Jake Williams and Fortinet representatives Tarlok Birdi and Felipe Fernandez will explore how to align the following specific control families of NIST 800-53 with the Fortinet solution:

  • Access control
  • Audit and accountability
  • Logging
  • Configuration management
  • Identification and authentication
  • Incident response
  • Risk assessment
  • Security and communications protection
  • System and information integrity

Register now and be among the first to receive the two associated whitepapers written by Jake Williams: Architecting For Compliance: A Case Study in Mapping Controls to Security Frameworks and Achieving NIST 800-53v5 Compliance with FortiGate: An Implementation Guide.

Speaker Bios

Jake Williams

Jake Williams is a SANS analyst, senior SANS instructor, course author and designer of several NetWars challenges for use in SANS' popular, "gamified" information security training suite. Jake spent more than a decade in information security roles at several government agencies, developing specialties in offensive forensics, malware development and digital counterespionage. Jake is the founder of Rendition InfoSec, which provides penetration testing, digital forensics and incident response, expertise in cloud data exfiltration, and the tools and guidance to secure client data against sophisticated, persistent attacks on-premises and in the cloud.

Tarlok Birdi

Tarlok Birdi is a product manager at Fortinet. Prior to joining Fortinet, Tarlok spent 12 years as an Information Security, Risk and Compliance Professional, specializing in regulatory compliance advisory and audits, and architecting enterprise security solutions. Tarlok has extensive experience working with board/C-suite, finance, risk/internal audit, IT, and security groups

Felipe Fernandez

Felipe Fernandez is the Director of Systems Engineering at Fortinet Federal, a U.S. next-generation cyber security solution vendor that provides real-time threat detection and prevention. In addition to his role as a team manager, Felipe also oversees the U.S. Federal product strategy and certification process at Fortinet, such as the DoDIN APL and NSACSfC. Felipe has over 21 years of experience in consulting, deploying, operating, and auditing security solutions in DoD and the private sector.

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