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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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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.

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.

Log Management Best Practices
sponsored by RSA, The Security Division of EMC
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, The Security Division of EMC

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.

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

A Guide to Data Privacy for Business and IT Executives
sponsored by IntraLinks, Inc
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the latest global government efforts in enforcing stronger data privacy laws. Click now to uncover 6 data protection recommendations to help you mitigate the risks of information sharing and prevent regulatory and market sanctions.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IntraLinks, Inc

Achieving Value in Healthcare Through Efficiency and Effectiveness
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: this white paper demonstrates how, by reforming health care delivery, implementing appropriate technology, and reshaping the medical establishment which supports efficiency and effectiveness, America can provide the best value in health care services for its citizens.
Posted: 20 Jun 2012 | Published: 20 Jun 2012

Dell, Inc.

MarketScope for E-Discovery Software Product Vendors
sponsored by Clearwell Systems
WHITE PAPER: Recession has accelerated the move to in-house e-discovery and more companies have brought, or are considering bringing, e-discovery in-house. This report will help enterprises build a business case, create a list of possible vendors and determine which ones best meet their needs.
Posted: 18 Nov 2010 | Published: 21 Dec 2009

Clearwell Systems

Choosing the Right Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System: How to Avoid the 7 Fatal Flaws
sponsored by CDC Software - Ross Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains the importance of choosing the Right Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System to avoid the 7 Fatal Flaws.
Posted: 14 Nov 2008 | Published: 14 Nov 2008

CDC Software - Ross Enterprise

Oracle Accelerate - Not Just Smart but Timely
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper gives you an overview of how Ovum has helped penetrate the upper-midmarket. Even when the slowing growth of the market hasn't.
Posted: 24 Sep 2009 | Published: 01 Mar 2009

Oracle Corporation
 
 
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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