Learn RMF Faster and Easier Through a Designed Automated Solution

Dale Bingham
4 min readNov 24, 2023
Train your new Cyber personnel using Automated Tools built specifically for RMF

There are a lot of moving parts to Risk Management Framework (RMF). You have Checklists. Patch Scans. Compliance Statements. POAM. Security Plan. Risk Assessment. Controls. CCIs. Mitigations. Documentation galore. Configuration Management. Tracking patches. Cyber Readiness Scores. Excel, PDF, and checklist files all over the place. And even more documentation!

It can be daunting as a new cyber person to be thrown into an RMF compliance project. And you get lost quickly when talking to a seasoned cyber professional, who seems to speak their own unique language.

But fear not! You do NOT need to know every single tiny step from Day 1.

You can start to grasp concepts, perform tasks, and quickly begin to understand this whole process by having a structured, repeatable set of steps. You can automate around your data and start to generate all the information for you automatically while you do this. And you can start to contribute to the team while learning and leveling up the RMF learning curve.

You do this with an automated solution designed specifically for RMF. Based on 20+ years experience of cyber compliance experience, managing the headaches, and dealing with the heartaches, and finding the best ways to manage your RMF data and processes.

Automating RMF with Solutions Specifically Designed for the Data and Processes

Enter OpenRMF Professional, the brainchild of Soteria Software’s creators Dale Bingham (a.k.a. Me) and Dave Gould. What started in 2004 as an initial view into the complexity of cyber compliance has rendered a solution to allow you and your team automate a lot of the RMF processes and data.

And do it in a way that is easy to digest, easy to understand, and that the whole team can use and contribute to in many different ways. Regardless of their specific experience or understanding of RMF.

It is specifically designed to help you automate RMF, FedRAMP, StateRAMP, or other NIST 800–53 based control frameworks. That is it.

And that is why it is so powerful.

See the business overview below in this short video:

Training New Folks on Cyber Compliance

Now this is where it gets interesting. And why it can be used to train RMF.

What we have found through our customers and partners is that our solution can help you train even your new cyber folks, tech folks, and PMs on the RMF process. They see how the data is interrelated to form the cyber compliance results. They see how the POAM helps you track open items, risk, and mitigations. They watch the trends on vulnerabilities and compliance over time to see how well the team is doing.

They even start to see the relationship between scans, vulnerabilities, open items, control correlation identifiers (CCI) and the controls they point to for calculating compliance. And use OpenRMF Professional as their “rosetta stone” for sharing common language around items they view from different angles.

OpenRMF Professional as an RMF training tool

See it in Action For Yourself

We have seen customers write standard operating procedures (SOP) around the use of OpenRMF Professional. That way current and new employees can work their part of the RMF process as a team. Using an automated solution that does a lot of the tasks for them.

We have seen other customers whose eyes open to RMF as we walk them through using OpenRMF Professional. They go from hardly being able to spell RMF to being able to see the data flow, track compliance, and even start asking insightful questions the first day. It is pretty remarkable to see.

We have even seen seasoned veterans of DITSCAP, DIACAP and RMF tell us, “We can see you have done this based on how this tool operates and automates the information”.

Whether you are doing this right now with your spreadsheets, PDF files, checklists, and your own custom cheat sheet of information. Or you are brand new, just dipping your toe into the RMF process. You can leverage the power of automation with OpenRMF Professional using your existing data and scans you have right now!

Try it for You and Your Team

As you can see from all this above, OpenRMF Professional allows you train your new personnel on RMF. It helps automate tasks and generate information and documentation for everyone involved.

It can be implemented without paying for a high-dollar consultant to setup and configure it.

And you can start using in and seeing its impact within days. See the quick walkthrough below to understand it works:

Evaluate OpenRMF Professional for yourself and see how it helps you and your team understand the RMF process and achieve a faster ATO through automation. With consistent, repeatable results. Using the same team. With a LOT LESS stress on them! And letting your cyber engineers be engineers, not cyber administrators.

You can download a prebuilt OVA to quickly stand up a virtual machine on your computer or network. Or you can download the installation and set it up yourself on your own equipment.

We give you a 30-day license that fully unlocks the power of OpenRMF Professional. Check out our documentation, blogs, YT videos or even schedule a demo or quick conversation on your use cases and questions.

You have nothing to lose and everything to gain! Time is one of our most valuable resources. As are the people on your team. Get them the solution they need.

Get them OpenRMF Professional.



Dale Bingham

CEO of Soteria Software. Developer on OpenRMF. Software Geek by trade. Father of three daughters. Husband. Love new tech where it fits. Follow at @soteriasoft