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.
Overview of the Federal Trade Commission in regards to cybersecurity:
“HiTRUST: Burdensome, But Worth It if You Have the Resources”
For the past few months the challenges facing the country’s medical infrastructure has been all over the news. Mostly these issues have focused on medical supplies and capacity, but as with any organization the IT needs of these medical facilities are also of the utmost criticality.
Free Cybersecurity Strategies for the Homebound
Well, April is almost over, and most of us are still teleworking from home. Last month I discussed some basic requirements for working remotely, and given that the coronavirus pandemic is still very much affecting our working lives, I’ve decided that this month it would be good to build on some of the concepts introduced last month.
The importance of risk training.
“So if we get in compliance with these requirements, we’re safe, right?”
The answer is no. Not really.
The IRS has recently issued a regulation in response to the large number of data breaches surrounding taxpayers data. It lays out the basic necessary actions needed to take to protect your data.