FISMA vs FedRAMP: Compliance requirement differences
Tom McAndrew, Chief Executive Officer, Coalfire
Organizations that work with, or want to work with, government agencies must manage to government compliance regulations. Almost everyone is familiar with the FISMA compliance standards, but with the announcement of FedRAMP, which provides a structure to manage compliance requirements for "a cloud first initiative" for government agencies and organizations working with them, there’s a new set of compliance requirements to adhere to. Or is there?
Formalized IT Security Policy Now Required for Government Prime and Sub-contractors
Alan Ferguson, Executive VP, Sales and Marketing, Co-founder
This month the GSA announced an IT security mandate for government prime- and sub-contractors that requires them to have a formalized IT security plan that includes periodic audits. Many government sub-contractors, large and small, will benefit from a third-party compliance program review so they can meet the intent of the rule but more importantly, they can promote an IT risk audit as a benefit to their customer base in their business development efforts. There are a large number of sub-contractors, including IT service providers, that will need to comply with this new mandate.