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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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FISMAReports
 
U.S. Army Relies on GlobalscapeĀ® to Protect Critical Data
sponsored by GlobalScape
CASE STUDY: In this white paper, learn how the U.S. Army can protect their $68 billion-worth of annual data with a set of security solutions that easily integrate with their Standard Army Management Information System (STAMIS).
Posted: 22 May 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

GlobalScape

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, 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

Cybersecurity Threats: Managing Enterprise Risk and Ensuring Regulatory Compliance
sponsored by Silver Tail Systems
EGUIDE: This e-guide discusses the NERC compliance security threats, better cybersecurity through risk management, and what enterprise security administrators can do to defend themselves against such attacks.
Posted: 22 Feb 2011 | Published: 22 Feb 2011

Silver Tail Systems

June Issue of Information Security magazine: Mobile Security: A New Game Plan
sponsored by Information Security Magazine
EZINE: This month's Information Security Magazine OnlineĀ cover story highlights the importance for an updated security game plan due to the influx of personal smartphones and other computing devices making their way into the enterprise. Also, learn how to focus your SIM solution to avoid information overload and explore FISMA challenges.
Posted: 02 Jun 2011 | Published: 02 Jun 2011

Information Security Magazine

Platform as a Service: The IBM point of view
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This resource explores the role that Platform as a Service (PaaS) plays in the modern enterprise. Inside, learn what PaaS means to different corporate stakeholders, and find guidance to help you evaluate your cloud options and drive success.
Posted: 06 Jun 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2012

IBM

Legal briefing: The Draft EU General Data Protection Regulation
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This report from law firm Morrison & Foerster, sets out some of the most important changes for private sector organisations in the draft EU Data Protection Regulation.
Posted: 28 Jan 2014 | Published: 28 Jan 2014

ComputerWeekly.com
 
 
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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