FISMA

DFARS NIST 800-171 Compliance Deadline Quickly Approaching

The deadline for nonfederal contractors and subcontractors to meet DFARS NIST-171 compliance to maintain government contracts is December 31, 2017. Starting January 1, 2018, organizations must demonstrate compliance to win new and/or uphold existing Department of Defense (DoD) contracts. Organizations with existing contracts who fail to be compliant by 2018…

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Are You Ready for the DOE Annual Audit? 6 Steps to Ensure Compliance

As the digital landscape evolves and transforms the way organizations run their operations, many experience unprecedented opportunities as well as new challenges. In recent years, universities and colleges have experienced a higher number of cyber-attacks and security breaches due to a lack of a proper security infrastructure to secure student…

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FedRAMP vs. FISMA: Choosing the Right Standard for Your Federal Clients

When pursuing federal clients or servicing existing federal clients, there are a number of unique compliance needs due to the sensitivity of the federal information. Standards such as FedRAMP and FISMA exist to create consistent security standards for organizations seeking federal agency clientele. FISMA, or the Federal Information Security Management…

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FISMA Certification: Understanding Low, Moderate and High-Impact Systems

FISMA, or the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002, assesses the controls outlined in NIST 800-53. You can review those requirements in Figure 1, below. One of the benefits of FISMA is that it provides different implementation options depending on the levels of potential impact for an organization or…

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