The Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) was established in 2002 and is a United States Federal Law. Information security, specifically its importance to U.S. economic and national security, is the foundation of FISMA compliance.
As IT security is identified by FISMA as a main policy focus for risk management and effective security, the Act requires that federal agencies implement a fully developed and documented information security process agency-wide. Key agency officials are therefore required to conduct annual reviews of the agency’s information security programs and report the results to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
FISMA Compliance can be achieved through network security software which is not only user friendly but is regularly updated to include the most secure intelligence and patches available, tailored to your system requirements.
Non-compliance can result in the following consequences: exposure of highly confidential and classified information, identity theft and fraud, loss of revenues and trust from the marketplace, financial sector, and general public; in addition to severe fines, damage to national and global reputation, and litigation.
These consequences can be avoided by maintaining a network secured using the most up-to-date IT security advice and patches.
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