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The Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA) requires all federal agencies to plan, implement, and regularly assess comprehensive security measures to safeguard information and information systems under their control. Since federal agencies collect and generate a wide range of sensitive information pertaining to their constituents, FISMA security standards are essential to safeguard the rights and privacy of U.S. citizens.
FISMA security requirements are significant also because they often impose a considerable burden on federal agencies that build and operate on-site IT infrastructures and applications.
The FISMA security requirements are developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and mandate that the head of each agency establishes an agency-wide information security program with these components:
More agencies are finding that the most efficient, cost-effective way to ensure ongoing FISMA compliance is to hire a managed hosting service provider that meets all FISMA security requirements.
Layered Tech is a specialist in managed hosting solutions that meet the toughest security compliance requirements, such as those associated with FISMA, HIPAA, and PCI-DSS. We have helped federal agencies, independent software vendors (ISVs), value-added resellers (VARs), and system integrators design, build, and deliver a wide range of solutions that strictly comply with FISMA security standards. Our clients include some of the most security-conscious federal government agencies, such as the Department of Energy, Department of Justice, and Department of the Treasury. With top-flight FISMA compliant data center facilities, veteran staff, and proven operating procedures, we confidently offer the industry's only Compliance Guarantee.
As experts in cloud service design and delivery, we can also work with you to build and run FISMA cloud services, in private cloud or federal-only community cloud configurations. As FISMA cloud computing shifts toward emphasis on the recently launched FedRAMP cloud program, we are well positioned to pass the FedRAMP assessment.