Wireless LAN Security Solutions for Government Agencies
FISMA - The Governing Federal Authority for Wireless Security
FISMA is the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002. It imposes strong requirements to secure government information. Federal agencies are held accountable for their success in meeting this goal on an annual basis. Non-government organizations that exchange data with federal information systems also must comply with requirements of FISMA. This page provides an introduction to FISMA, which governs controls for wireless security.
FISMA is part of the E-Government Act of 2002.
Why FISMA Matters to Your Agency
Wireless networks are an entry point for threats to federal systems. Obvious vectors include sovereign states, terrorists, criminals, and hackers, but threats may also stem from mistakes committed by government employees and contractors. A successful exploit could hinder or stop vital functions of government and critical services. Implementing wireless security controls can prevent breaches through wireless networks. If an agency fails to comply with FISMA, it may be sanctioned via a budget cut. Non-compliance by contractors that exchange data with federal information systems could result in contract termination or preclusion from bidding on future federal contracts.
How AirTight Solutions Help Agencies Meet FISMA Requirements
Civilian Agencies - in technical standards from NIST
Learn how AirTight Networks helps civilian agencies comply with wireless security controls in NIST SP 800-53 and other standards.
Military Agencies - in Dept. of Defense Directive 8420.01
Learn how AirTight Networks helps military agencies comply with wireless security controls in Dept. of Defense Directive 8420.01.
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Please contact your AirTight Networks federal sales representative for information specific to your agency's requirements.