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2002: Federal Information Security Management Act

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  • 2002: Federal Information Security Management Act

    The Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) is a law designed to protect the security of information stored or managed by government systems at the federal level. The FISMA provides a comprehensive framework for ensuring the effectiveness of information security controls over information resources that support federal operations and assets.

    It includes
    • Standards for categorizing information and information systems by mission impact.
    • Standards for minimum security requirements for information and information systems.
    • Guidance for selecting appropriate security controls for information systems.
    • Guidance for assessing security controls in information systems and determining security control effectiveness.
    • Guidance for security authorization of information systems.

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