FISMA (Federal Information Security Management Act) is for the federal agencies and contractors to ensure security of information systems and assets. Following FISMA’s guidelines, agencies are required to develop and implement their information security program.

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) developed the NIST 800-53 framework which is the underlying requirements to comply with information security requirements of FISMA.

The benefits of FISMA / NIST can be understood as below:

  • Helps to comply with the requirements & framework of federal government
  • Protects vital information security information & assets
  • Helps to show cybersecurity compliance
  • Covers best practices across various cybersecurity frameworks

Non-compliance with FISMA or NIST frameworks means your organization is vulnerable to a potential data breach, loss of information or sensitive data, loss of ability to manage third party data, and could lead to heavy fines and penalties.

Accedere has an experienced team of auditors who will thoroughly evaluate your information security environment. Our gap assessment will help you understand the critical gaps in the effective management of information security and assets risks. Our audit will ensure that you have implemented effective information security controls that properly manage your risks and help comply with FISMA and NIST frameworks.