A Fundamental Checklist for Protecting America's Most Valuable Digital Information

Date Added: Nov 2009
Format: PDF

The Federal Information Security Management Act of provides a comprehensive framework for ensuring effective information security controls for all federal information and assets. The Act aims to bolster computer and network security within the Federal Government and affiliated parties such as contractors by mandating periodic audits. Based on this framework, FISMA mandates that all government agencies report their overall security posture to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), which in turn reports to Congress annually.