This book walks the reader through the entire FISMA compliance process and includes guidance on how to manage a FISMA compliance project from start to finish. The book has chapters for all FISMA compliance deliverables and includes information on how to conduct a FISMA compliant security assessment.
Various topics discussed in this book include the NIST Risk Management Framework, how to characterize the sensitivity level of your system, contingency plan, system security plan development, security awareness training, privacy impact assessments, security assessments and more. Readers will learn how to obtain an Authority to Operate for an information system and what actions to take in regards to vulnerabilities and audit findings.
FISMA Compliance Handbook Second Edition, also includes all-new coverage of federal cloud computing compliance from author Laura Taylor, the federal government's technical lead for FedRAMP, the government program used to assess and authorize cloud products and services.
- Includes new information on cloud computing compliance from Laura Taylor, the federal government's technical lead for FedRAMP
- Includes coverage for both corporate and government IT managers
- Learn how to prepare for, perform, and document FISMA compliance projects
- This book is used by various colleges and universities in information security and MBA curriculums.
Chapter 1: What Is Certification and Accreditation?
Chapter 2 FISMA Trickles into the Private Sector
Chapter 3: FISMA Compliance Methodologies
Chapter 4: Understanding the FISMA Compliance Process
Chapter 5: Establishing a FISMA Compliance Program
Chapter 6: FISMA Compliance Project Management
Chapter 7: Preparing the Hardware and Software Inventory
Chapter 8: Determining the Information Sensitivity Level
Chapter 9: Addressing Security Awareness and Training Requirements
Chapter 10: Addressing End-User Rules of Behavior
Chapter 11: Addressing Incident Response
Chapter 12: Performing Security Testing
Chapter 13: Conducting a Privacy Impact Assessment
Chapter 14: Performing the Business Impact Analysis
Chapter 15: Developing the Contingency Plan
Chapter 16: Preparing the Security Assessment Report
Chapter 17: Developing a Configuration Management Plan
Chapter 18: Preparing the System Security Plan
Chapter 19: Before Submitting Your Documents
Chapter 20: Evaluating the Security Assessment Package for Authorization
Chapter 21: Addressing Compliance Findings
Chapter 22: FedRAMP and Cloud Computing
Laura Taylor leads the technical development of FedRAMP, the U.S. government's initiative to apply the Federal Information Security Management Act to cloud computing. In 2006, Taylor's FISMA Certification and Accreditation Handbook was the first book published on FISMA. Taylor has contributed to four other books on information security and has authored hundreds of articles and white papers on infosec topics for a variety of web publications and magazines. Specializing in assisting federal agencies and private industry comply with computer security laws, Taylor is a thought leader on cyber security compliance. Taylor has led large technology migrations, developed enterprise wide information security programs, and has performed risk assessments and security audits for numerous financial institutions.