FISMA is the Federal Information Security Management Act. It is a high-level law that mandates a level of cybersecurity for all federal agencies and federal contractors. It was enacted by Congress in 2002 and updated in 2014.
While FISMA delegates cybersecurity responsibility to the various federal departments and agencies, it also centralizes a significant amount of cybersecurity functions (including mandates) to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and leaves the nitty-gritty standards and guidelines to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to hammer out.
On 4/10/2015, Digital Edge published an article discussing the topic of polymeric downloader viruses. It included resources for free antivirus and antimalware. As viruses are still very prevalent in the cyber world, the Digital Edge team has felt it was necessary to update the community on the resources that can offer protection.
To learn more about free products helping you to protect your computers, networks, and infrastructure components from attacks, malware, viruses, and other cyber pests, please read the latest article here.
In this cyber environment, it is important to have a robust Information Security Management System (ISMS), but how do you know if you have a strong ISMS?
Well it's as simple as filling out a questionnaire!
Overview of the Federal Trade Commission in regards to cybersecurity:
Michael Petrov has started a series discussing the values and beliefs of Digital Edge. In this first part, he speaks about the importance of being a perfectionist as well as the three levels of knowledge in regards to technology.
In the second part of his series, Michael Petrov discusses the importance of trust with a client as well as the different stages of trust you can build with a client.