Center for Regulatory Effectiveness Advises Continuous Monitoring for NIST

March 22, 2011
Cyber Security, FedCyber Wire
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via TMCnet

Center for Regulatory Effectiveness, a regulatory watchdog founded and managed by former regulatory officials of the White House Office of Management and Budget, issued a draft of recommendations for NIST–The National Institute for Standards and Technology. The CRE emphasized the Adoption of Real Time Continuous Monitoring for Federal Cyber Security Operations.

NIST, A little known agency in the Department of Commerce, is working on an issue of critical importance developing standards to protect the federal information technology infrastructure from cyber-attacks as required by FISMA – Federal Information Security Management Act.

In accordance with FISMA, NIST is responsible for developing standards, guidelines and associated methods and techniques for providing adequate information security for all agency operations and assets, excluding national security systems.

NIST works closely with federal agencies to improve their understanding and implementation of FISMA to protect their information and information systems and publishes standards and guidelines which provide the foundation for strong information security programs at agencies.

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