FISMA Certification

The climb to the top starts with FISMA

The Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) establishes security guidelines that federal agencies or entities that interact with federal data or information systems, must adhere to. For companies pursuing federal contracts, or that are currently working with a federal agency, compliance with FISMA is essential to properly safeguard the systems and maintain contractual compliance.

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Understanding FISMA

In order to comply with the information security requirements of FISMA, the National Institute of Standards and Technology developed Special Publication 800-53 Security and Privacy Controls for Information Systems and Organizations (NIST 800-53).  Based on the risk categorization of an organization, NIST 800-53 defines specific controls an organization has to have in place to comply with the standard.

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Our Approach to FISMA Assessments

Choose a partner that will get you to the top. A-LIGN will be your guide through system risk categorization, security control implementation and assessment, and penetration testing to demonstrate compliance with NIST 800-53.  Based on A-LIGN’s extensive experience guiding companies through the Authorization to Operate (ATO) process, if an ATO is your goal, we are here as your guide.

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I would like to thank [A-LIGN] and [their] staff for the great service A-LIGN has provided KeyPoint on our recent FISMA audits. A-LIGN has been truly a great partner with the flexibility [of] getting staff on site to meet our customer requirements.”

– KeyPoint Government Solutions