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Protecting Your IT Systems From Attack: How Quest Can Help You Comply With FISMA

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Executive Summary

The Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) requires federal agencies to protect their information infrastructures against vulnerabilities and attacks and implement automated monitoring of their information security measures and controls. To help agencies comply with FISMA, a team of cyber-security experts from Defense, Energy, Homeland Security's US-CERT, GAO, Transportation, HHS, and other organizations have published the Consensus Audit Guidelines, which identifies 20 security controls that are important for blocking attacks. This paper explains how Quest Software can help meet the requirements of 11 of these controls.

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