Category Archives: FISMA

Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002

Federal Cyber Attacks Rose 39% In 2010

Cyber attacks on the federal government increased in 2010 over the previous year, even though the total number of cybersecurity incidents was down overall, according to a new report from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

via Federal Cyber Attacks Rose 39% In 2010 — Cybersecurity — InformationWeek.

New publication fundamentally changes federal information security risk management

Managing Information Security Risk: Organization, Mission, and Information System View (NIST Special Publication 800-39) provides the groundwork for a three-tiered, risk-management approach that “fundamentally changes how we manage information security risk at the federal level,” says Ron Ross, NIST Fellow and one of the principal authors of the publication.

via New publication fundamentally changes federal information security risk management.

NIST seeks comments on security control catalog for federal information systems and organizations

Computer scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are requesting comments from interested parties on their biennial update of the catalog of security controls for the federal government. The security control catalog provides a comprehensive set of management, operational and technical safeguards—protective measures—that can be used by federal agencies to help protect federal information systems. The deadline for comment submission is April 29, 2011.

via NIST seeks comments on security control catalog for federal information systems and organizations.

NIST budget request could bolster cybersecurity initiatives — Federal Computer Week

In its fiscal 2012 budget, the Obama Administration requested the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s receive $43.4 million for cybersecurity programs, an increase that would more than double the funding for NIST research and development programs in this area, according to NIST officials.

via NIST budget request could bolster cybersecurity initiatives — Federal Computer Week.

Cyber bill would reform FISMA, instate new DHS agency and appoint White House-level authority

A controversial Internet security bill proposed in 2010 by Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) could yet become law in the current session of Congress, said Jeff Greene, counsel on the majority staff of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

via Cyber bill would reform FISMA, instate new DHS agency and appoint White House-level authority – FierceGovernmentIT.

FISMA capstone document released by NIST — Government Computer News

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released a draft of its guidelines for implementing enterprisewide information risk management. The document defines the underlying principles for implementing the Federal Information Security Management Act.

via FISMA capstone document released by NIST — Government Computer News.