FISMA Mandates Monthly Security Reports For Agencies

September 16, 2011
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via InformationWeek Government

Federal agencies must begin reporting security data to an online compliance tool as part of fiscal year 2011 requirements for the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA).

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) outlined new requirements for FISMA, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) security standard for federal IT solutions. One of them calls for agencies to establish monthly data feeds to CyberScope, a compliance tool developed to help the feds to better and more actively monitor cybersecurity.

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