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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.

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.

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

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.

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

Exterro

Roadmap to Effective eGovernment
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Learn how roadmap to effective eGovernment provides you with a pragmatic, manageable and cost-effective guide to identify which pieces of your information infrastructure can be strengthened to become a high-performance government agency.
Posted: 09 Dec 2010 | Published: 09 Dec 2010

EMC Corporation

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

Case Study: Top 5 Communications Company Evaluates Leading eDiscovery Solutions
sponsored by AccessData Group
WHITE PAPER: The following case study examines the decision made by a Top 5 Communications Company to implement AccessData (AD)eDiscovery. The company found AccessData Group's product to be the solution that best addressed their internal requirements. The following reviews the findings and the benefits received as a result of implementing AccessData technology.
Posted: 11 Apr 2011 | Published: 06 Apr 2011

AccessData Group
 
 
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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