For federal agencies and the contractors that serve them, compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA) is a critical endeavor — and a complex and time-consuming one.
With the latest National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) security and privacy controls, agencies and contractors have considerable flexibility in applying those baseline security controls outlined in Special Publication 800-53. The upshot? Each organization’s controls should align more closely to its mission, operating environment and business requirements.
But tailoring controls to adhere to the NIST standards — while also achieving business objectives — requires an in-depth understanding of the risks posed to the agency, contractor information systems and sensitive data. It also requires thorough documentation of the rationale for those customizations.
LBMC Information Security has been bringing federal contractors into FISMA compliance with FISMA since its inception. With extensive experience securing the networks and data of government agencies and contractors, our team brings a holistic understanding of the risks these organizations face.
We can help your business in two ways:
If you’re preparing to provide cloud services to federal agencies – or readying for a FedRAMP assessment – our security experts can help you identify compliance gaps and implement efficient, effective controls. LBMC will assist you with your application package and help you ensure that you’re using the right security frameworks from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
As an accredited 3PAO firm, LBMC can conduct your FedRAMP-mandated third-party assessment. Through continuous monitoring we will validate your security framework and verify that your system remains secure, compliant, and complete.
To learn more about our FISMA compliance and assessment capabilities, contact us or call 1-844-526-2732.
LBMC provides a comprehensive range of services to keep federal agencies and their contractors FISMA compliant while providing a practical and relevant level of risk management. These services include:
Our recognized information security experts understand at a deep level how to maintain compliance with a range of complex security frameworks, from FISMA to HIPAA to Service Organization Controls reporting. As a result, we can perform a single assessment and produce multiple assurance reports in a cost-effective way.