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DEFINITION: The Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) is United States legislation that defines a comprehensive framework to protect government information, operations and assets against natural or man-made threats. FISMA was signed into law part of the Electronic Government Act of 2002.FISMA assigns responsibilities to various agencies to ensure the security of data in the federal government. The  … 
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FISMA White Papers (View All Report Types)
Log Management Best Practices
sponsored by RSA
WHITE PAPER: Developing best practices in log management is not a simple task. This paper should help organizations develop their own comprehensive set of best practices by providing a set of 40 recommended best practices covering logging policies; procedures and t...
Posted: 14 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007


Automation Makes Perfect: Taking the Time Crunch Out of IT Compliance with Automation
sponsored by Tripwire, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Continuous compliance can help you narrow the gap between identifying compliance vulnerabilities and repairing systems to an audit-passing state. Read this paper to learn more.
Posted: 03 Aug 2010 | Published: 03 Aug 2010

Tripwire, Inc.

FISMA Compliance: A Holistic Approach to FISMA and Information Security
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: IBM can help your federal agency implement a holistic strategy that improves overall security posture and readiness. Read this white paper to learn about the IBM Internet Security Systems (ISS) strategic approach to cybersecurity and gain a clearer understanding of the latest FISMA legislation and compliance mandates.
Posted: 10 Jan 2011 | Published: 10 Jan 2011


The Complete Guide to Log and Event Management
sponsored by Novell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will provide you with the information you need to purchase an Event and Log Management soutions. This paper outlines both the upside and downside to using both these services sepearte and together.
Posted: 11 May 2011 | Published: 11 May 2011

Novell, Inc.

Seven Practical Steps for Federal Cyber Security and FISMA Compliance
sponsored by Tripwire, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides seven practical steps any information security organization can take to improve information system security and achieve compliance with relevant regulations, standards and internal security and operational policy.
Posted: 05 Oct 2009 | Published: 27 Apr 2009

Tripwire, Inc.

E-Discovery Cross-Border Data Compliance
sponsored by Exterro
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights two popular cross-border cases and recent developments in global data privacy laws, while also addressing common questions that legal teams are presented when faced with cross-border e-discovery issues and best practices for improving e-discovery and regulatory cross-border privacy processes.
Posted: 16 Apr 2014 | Published: 16 Apr 2014


Lower business risk and increase IT productivity with a managed file transfer solution for SOA
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This IBM white paper provides an introduction to the managed file transfer topic and IBM WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition. WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition is designed to address the needs of organizations that rely on the transfer of files as well as organizations that want more control, manageability and auditability.
Posted: 30 Sep 2010 | Published: 30 Sep 2010


How to Transform Your Business - A Strategic Roadmap for Delivering Value
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how to integrate your operations into a new structure acquired through mergers and acquisitions; align your IT operations into a single platform; enhance customer service; increase the productivity of your global workforce; and bolster supply chain efficiency.
Posted: 14 May 2012 | Published: 14 May 2012

SAP America, Inc.

Microsoft Dynamics: Empowered People, Simplified Processes, and Connected Ecosystems
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an overview of how companies can use the capabilities in Microsoft® Office 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint® Server 2010 with Microsoft Dynamics to achieve these goals.
Posted: 30 Aug 2010 | Published: 30 Aug 2010


A New Model for Healthcare Transformation
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides an overview of the major issues that are driving support for care transformation. More importantly, it outlines an approach for achieving value from the IT investments made by health care organizations in support of transformation initiatives.
Posted: 20 Jun 2012 | Published: 20 Jun 2012

Dell, Inc.
FISMA DEFINITION (continued): …  act requires program officials, and the head of each agency, to conduct annual reviews of information security programs, with the intent of keeping risks at or below specified acceptable levels in a cost-effective, timely and efficient manner. The National Institute of Standards and Technology ( NIST ) outlines nine steps toward compliance with FISMA: Categorize the information to be protected. Select minimum baseline controls. Refine controls using a risk assessment procedure. Document the controls in the system security plan. Implement security controls in appropriate information systems. … 
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