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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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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.

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.

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

RSA

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

IBM

The business impact of data security regulations: Featuring Massachusetts
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This article discusses some aspects of a new regulation -- 201 CMR 17:00 -- and offers suggestions on how data security best practices can help with compliance. Companies should discuss the regulation in detail with their legal consul to examine how it affects their unique circumstances and the best course of action to be taken.
Posted: 11 Aug 2009 | Published: 11 Jun 2009

Sophos, Inc.

IDC White Paper: Addressing Business Challenges with a Scalable Storage Infrastructure
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: Evolving business and technology needs are driving organizations to rely on modular storage solutions as their primary data storage platform. Read this IDC report to learn more about the modular storage landscape and Hitachi storage solutions.
Posted: 19 Dec 2008 | Published: 19 Dec 2008

Hitachi Data Systems

Evolution Vs. Revolution: Driving B2B Efficiencies Forward with People, Processes and Technology Tools
sponsored by SEEBURGER
WHITE PAPER: B2B integration technology, offers powerful and complementary tools and services for seamless business integration and meeting the challenges of global collaboration.
Posted: 27 Oct 2008 | Published: 27 Oct 2008

SEEBURGER

The Business Case for Information Management
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this analysis, Frank Buytendijk examines what information management means, and describes a complete spectrum of business cases, ranging from tactical cost reduction to transformational impact on the organization’s business model.
Posted: 14 Sep 2009 | Published: 01 Dec 2008

Oracle Corporation

Compliance in the Corporate World How Fax Server Technology Minimizes Compliance Risks
sponsored by OpenText
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the potential compliance related benefits to adopting fax server technology.
Posted: 11 Apr 2012 | Published: 11 Apr 2012

OpenText
 
 
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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