Security Readiness Reviews (SRR) Network


Cinteot is pleased to offer a course in the hardening of network configuration and applications via the US Department of Defense (DoD) Secure Technical Implementation Guidelines (STIGs). Our Security Readiness Review (SRR) course is a 5-day (40 hour) class that will focus on networks.

Class Structure:

Our course is taught by an experienced, DISA RCP Certified Reviewer and focuses on the implementation of the STIGs as provided by the US Department of Defense. STIGs set the standard for information security within the DoD.

Cinteot’s Security Readiness Review (SRR) training courses employ the DoD Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) as their main course material.  Cinteot provides virtual machines containing a partially secure version of the software being reviewed.  The instructor-led class includes a walkthrough of each check within the relevant STIGs and class discussion as to whether the check would be considered a Finding by a DISA RCP Certified reviewer. This process enables technologists to understand and anticipate how their systems/technologies will be viewed by a reviewer performing a DISA-sanctioned CCRI, C&A, or RMF audit.

Course Content:

Performing compliance checks using manual review techniques. Understanding the difference between CCRI and Certification Reviews. Understanding CCRI CND Directives 01 May 2013 v6. Navigating the IASE Website to find required files and tools. Navigating the Vulnerability Management System (VMS). Performing network related checks as they pertain to HBSS. Performing processes needed to complete Task Order 12-1212 compliance. Understanding IDS/IPS capabilities within the DoD and compliance checks. Understanding SCAP and Benchmark terminology in manual review processes. Performing all facets of Wireless Review.

This course is designed to expand on knowledge learned in the Windows OS course. It is intended for individuals involved with policy and oversight, inspection and audit, or other functions supporting Information Assurance. Typical technology professionals that take this course support IA either as a System Administrator, Information Assurance Officer, or Information Assurance Manager.

Students will be exposed to the newest SCAP compliance tools such as STIG viewer and VMS interoperability. Students need firsthand knowledge of Cisco/Juniper perimeter and infrastructure devices as well as IA knowledge of Network security policy decisions. This course will also teach students the SRR processes involved in conducting a wireless review. Included in the class are asset registration in VMS and each STIG needed to complete an entire wireless review.

After completing this course, students will be able to conduct an SRR using DISA Field Security Operations SRR Procedures for verifying Perimeter Router, Network Policy, Firewall and IAVM security compliance on a Cisco IOS.


Cinteot currently trains all SRR technologies to DISA in addition to other DoD reviewers and technologists responsible for securing DoD and DoD-contractor programs world-wide. Cinteot currently provides Cybersecurity and/or Risk Management Framework services to multiple DoD entities including the Secretary of Defense Communication Office and the U.S. Airforce’s Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (Minuteman III).  Cinteot performs over 800 individual technology SRRs annually to entities DoD-wide and provides unspecified cybersecurity to the Intelligence Community.

For more information about our course offerings email us at or call us at (717) 496-9262.