Six Critical Elements to Ensure Pain-Free FISMA Compliance - April 07, 2010

Federal CISOs note compliance as one of their top three priorities with significant time spent on addressing compliance issues. This is exacerbated by the complexity of today’s IT environment, including physical and virtual environments, multiple operating systems and applications supported, and the mobility of data and users. A FISMA compliance approach that relies on a manual and labor-intensive process can produce mountains of paper and electronic documents that become quite burdensome to manage and ultimately don’t ensure a secure network. It’s no surprise then, that in a recent ISC2 survey, while FISMA is generally viewed as having had a positive effect, two in five CISOs believe it has become misdirected or is a time-wasting exercise.