Next month the National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST plans to put out for public review its draft for a new government encryption standard that, when finalized, is going to compel federal agencies with older websites to replace them
Only seven out of 24 agencies are more than 90 percent compliant with the Federal Information Security Management requirements, and more than half saw their compliance score decline compared to last fiscal year’s numbers, according to an Office of Management and Budget review.
Amazon continues to woo government agencies for their cloud business. The company announced today that it has achieved Federal Information Security Management Act FISMA Moderate authorization and accreditation from the General Services Administration GSA.
Amazon Web Services LLC AWS, an Amazon.com company NASDAQ: AMZN, today announced it has received Federal Information Security Management Act FISMA Moderate Authorization and Accreditation from the U.S. General Services Administration.
The new AWS GovCloud Region offers the same high level of security as other AWS Regions and supports existing AWS security controls and certifications such as FISMA, SAS-70 Type II, ISO 27001, FIPS 140-2 compliant end points, and PCI DSS Level 1
The White House proposal, which is a comprehensive cybersecurity plan, includes a provision directing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) “to exercise primary responsibility within the executive branch for information security
Microsoft also said it was close to getting FISMA certification for its BPOS services. It has already achieved the certification for its data centers and expects to complete the process for the applications within a month or so
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.
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.
Over the summer, the company launched Google Apps for Government and announced that it had received FISMA (Federal Information Security Management Act) certification, which allowed it to store sensitive, yet unclassified, information, which makes up about 80 percent of all government data.