CorreLog, Inc. Issues Mainframe Data Security Guidelines for FISMA Compliance

NIST and FIPS publications prescribe a cyber-security framework that is crucial to the protection of sensitive government data residing within mainframes, but at thousands of pages, CXOs are understandably overwhelmed.

CorreLog, the leader in multi-platform IT security event log management, today announced the issuance of its simplified guidelines for organizations tasked with protecting U.S. Government data in accordance with FISMA (Federal Information Security Management Act). Since the beginning of the 20th century, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, or NIST, has been responsible for supplying Government, Industry, and Academia with documentation that today includes the minimum information systems security requirements for FISMA compliance.

CorreLog’s condensed guidelines are the culmination of pouring through thousands of pages of Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) to identify the NIST Special Publications (SPs) and Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) Publications that federal agencies, contractors, and other covered organizations must follow to mitigate Government data risk. All U.S. Government data must be protected according to these standards to avoid the risk of fines, settlements, and/or loss of federal funding, and the mainframes supporting many federal agencies and large government contractors must be included in this pursuit.

“The idea of mainframe vulnerability is gaining traction, yet many IT security strategies exclude this asset from their daily compliance efforts,” said George Faucher, founder and CEO of CorreLog. “NIST and FIPS publications prescribe a cyber-security framework that is crucial to the protection of sensitive government data residing within mainframes, but at thousands…

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