Federal Information Security Act (FISMA) is a standard passed by congress in 2002. This standard mandated US federal agencies to develop, document, and implement an information security and protection program in lieu of reducing risks involving federal information and protect sensitive information. FISMA was derived from E-Government Act of 2002 which was introduced to improve the management of electronic government services and processes. All Fedreal agencies and contractors conducting business with federal agencies must follow FISMA Certification Process that begins with meeting the guidelines set in place by NIST. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) produced the key security standards and guidelines required by FISMA implementation such as FIPS 199, FIPS 200, and the NIST 800 series publications.
Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is the Department of Defense (DoD) developed certification program to ensure that contractors implement cybersecurity controls and processes protect sensitive data including Federal Contract Information and Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). The CMMC Model is developed from different cybersecurity standards including NIST SP 800-171, NIST SP 800-53, ISO 27001, ISO 27032, AIA NAS9933. Any organization that plans to or currently conduct business with the Department of Defense will be required to undergo third Party independent assessment of their CMMC implementation. CMMC will be mandatory for all entities doing business with the DoD at any level which include prime contractors and subcontractors. Any oragnization that must go through the CMMC is required to meet one of the five CMMC trust levels.
Policy and procedures act as the building blocks of the organizations information security strategy and ensures compliance throughout the organization. Our experts ensure organizations policy & procedures are developed according to security requirements, processes, technology standards, regulatory compliance and security risk. Our subject matter experts are capable of developing IT security policy and procedures based on organizational (mission, vision , goals) and compliance (NIST, FedRAMP, Privacy, FISMA) requirements. Our experts are experienced in developing metrics and processes to analyze, review and update policy procedures to ensure continuous monitoring compliance.
We provide strategies and solutions to ensure that security is addressed from project initiation whether you follow a waterfall or agile methodology to develop information systems. Our Secure SDLC services assist organizations identify and remediate vulnerabilities during early phases of SDLC. Our experts provide capabilities to integrate security into early phases of SDLC by assessing the organizations risk based on standards (ISO, NIST, IWASP, OWASP), threat modeling, code reviews, and penetration testing. Our secure SDLC solutions map organizations objectives and goals against requirements, and develop policy and procedures which will result in reduction of cost and risk.
We are experts in assisting organizations develop risk management program and strategies. Our risk management framework facilitates informed decision making throughout the organization, effective resource allocation, operational efficiency, and rapid mitigation of cybersecurity risk. Our subject matter experts enable the organizations to mitigate information security risks rapidly by improving organizations risk management program, FISMA score, simplifying and standardizing the security authorization, reducing cost and time required to prepare security authorization packages. Our risk management framework aligns with current federal regulations, NIST standards and guidelines (NIST SP 800-37) related to risk management.
The Information Security Compliance is an ongoing challenge for organizations and a key element of information security risk management. SecureAttributes provides compliance guidance and support related to security control selection, and tailoring, continuous monitoring, regulatory compliance, in accordance with the organizations Information Security risk. We provides internal and external audit activities, and perform continuous annual audits to provide continuous compliance with the Information Security Policy, Processes and Procedures. Our services provide monitoring and reporting services to ensure compliance with security controls, Security Policy, Processes and Procedures. Our standardized assessment methods ensures security controls are implemented correctly, operating as intended and producing desired outcome with respect to the agencies security requirements.
Our continuous monitoring strategy consists of providing essential, up-to-date security and compliance status insights in the form of near real-time reporting that can be used to make immediate, cost-effective decisions that mitigate IT risk in information systems. Our continuous monitoring experts are capable of adapting to the ever changing technologies and cybersecurity threats. Our services enable the organizations to sustain their security posture through continuous monitoring as specified by federal standards and guidance.