Data security compliance and encryption for FISMA regulations, the Federal Information Security Management Act
FISMA assigns responsibility to various agencies to ensure the security of data in the federal government, it requires annual reviews of information security programs to keep risks below specified levels.
Thales can help prepare federal agencies and their suppliers to meet these FISMA compliance regulations through:
According to TechTarget1:
FISMA compliance requires program officials, and the head of each agency, to conduct annual reviews of information security programs to keep risks at or below specified acceptable levels in a cost-effective, timely, and efficient manner. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) outlines nine steps toward FISMA compliance:
1. Categorize the information to be protected
2. Select minimum baseline controls
3. Refine controls using a risk assessment procedure
4. Document the controls in the system security plan
5. Implement security controls in appropriate information systems
6. Assess the effectiveness of the security controls once they have been implemented
7. Determine agency-level risk to the mission or business case
8. Authorize the information system for processing
9. Monitor the security controls on a continuous basis
Core Thales capabilities that help meet FISMA compliance standards include:
Thales products help Federal Government agencies, and their suppliers comply with FISMA.
The first step in protecting sensitive data is finding the data wherever it is in the organization, classifying it as sensitive, and typing it (e.g. PII, financial, IP, HHI, customer-confidential, etc.) so you can apply the most appropriate data protection techniques. It is also important to monitor and assess data regularly to ensure new data isn’t overlooked and your organization does not fall out of compliance.
Thales’ CipherTrust Data Discovery and Classification efficiently identifies structured as well as unstructured sensitive data on-premises and in the cloud. Supporting both agentless and agent-based deployment models, the solution provides built-in templates that enable rapid identification of regulated data, highlight security risks, and help you uncover compliance gaps. A streamlined workflow exposes security blind spots and reduces remediation time. Detailed reporting supports compliance programs and facilitates executive communication.
Thales Access Management and Authentication solutions provide both the security mechanisms and reporting capabilities organizations need to comply with data security regulations. Our solutions protect sensitive data by enforcing the appropriate access controls when users log into applications that store sensitive data. By supporting a broad range of authentication methods and policy driven role-based access, our solutions help enterprises mitigate the risk of data breach due to compromised or stolen credentials or through insider credential abuse.
Support for smart single sign on and step-up authentication allows organizations to optimize convenience for end users, ensuring they only need to authenticate when needed. Extensive reporting allows businesses to produce a detailed audit trail of all access and authentication events, ensuring they can prove compliance with a broad range of regulations.
The CipherTrust Data Security Platform is an integrated suite of data-centric security products and solutions that unify data discovery, protection, and control in one platform.
Thales High Speed Encryptors (HSEs) provide network independent data-in-motion encryption (Layers 2,3 and 4) ensuring data is secure as it moves from site-to-site, or from on-premises to the cloud and back. Our HSE solutions allow customers to better protect data, video, voice, and metadata from eavesdropping, surveillance, and overt and covert interception—all at an affordable cost and without performance compromise.
Luna HSMs from Thales provide a hardened, tamper-resistant environment for secure cryptographic processing, key generation and protection, encryption, and more. Available in three FIPS 140-2 certified form factors, Luna HSMs support a variety of deployment scenarios.
In addition, Luna HSMs:
Secure your digital assets, comply with regulatory and industry standards, and protect your organization’s reputation. Learn how Thales can help.
This ebook shows how Thales data security solutions enable you to meet global compliance and data privacy requirements including - GDPR, Schrems II, PCI-DSS and data breach notification laws.
More and more cloud-based services are becoming an integral part of the enterprise, as they lower costs and management overhead while increasing flexibility. Cloud-based authentication services, especially when part of a broader access management service, are no exception, and...
Authentication solutions need to be frictionless. Adopting methods with a higher Authentication Assurance Level and Stronger authentication, can effectively reduce the risk of attacks. Explore authentication technologies to learn: • Selecting authentication methods • Analysis...
The crucial first step in privacy and data protection regulatory compliance is to understand what constitutes sensitive data, where it is stored, and how it is used. If you don't know what sensitive data you have, where it is, and why you have it, you cannot apply effective...
Enterprise digital transformation and increasingly sophisticated IT security threats have resulted in a progressively more dangerous environment for enterprises with sensitive data, even as compliance and regulatory requirements for sensitive data protection rise. With attacks...
Safeguarding sensitive data requires much more than just securing a data center’s on-premises databases and files. The typical enterprise today uses three or more IaaS or PaaS providers, along with fifty or more SaaS applications, big data environments, container technologies,...
Networks are under constant attack and sensitive assets continue to be exposed. More than ever, leveraging encryption is a vital mandate for addressing threats to data as it crosses networks. Thales High Speed Encryption solutions provide customers with a single platform to ...
An Anchor of Trust in a Digital World Business and governmental entities recognize their growing exposure to, and the potential ramifications of, information incidents, such as: Failed regulatory audits Fines Litigation Breach notification costs Market set-backs Brand...
Thales Data Protection on Demand (DPoD) is a cloud-based platform that provides a wide range of Cloud HSM and key management services through a simple online marketplace. With DPoD's extensive platform of Luna Cloud HSM, CipherTrust Key Management, payment, and partner-led...
Join us as we discuss the complexities of managing native cloud HSMs separately, leading to islands of security with different features and rules for each.
Secure your sensitive data and critical applications by storing, protecting and managing your cryptographic keys in Thales Luna Network Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) - high-assurance, tamper-resistant, network-attached appliances offering market-leading performance and...
Traditionally organizations have focused IT security primarily on perimeter defense, building walls to block external threats from entering the network. However, with today’s proliferation of data, evolving global and regional privacy regulations, growth of cloud adoption, and...
You’ve been tasked with setting and implementing an enterprise wide encryption strategy, one that will be used to guide and align each Line of Business, Application Owner, Database Administrator and Developer toward achieving the goals and security requirements that you define...
Business critical data is flowing everywhere. The boundaries are long gone. As an enterprise-wide data security expert, you are being asked to protect your organization’s valuable assets by setting and implementing an enterprise-wide encryption strategy. IT security teams are...
Perhaps the most comprehensive data privacy standard to date, GDPR affects any organization that processes the personal data of EU citizens - regardless of where the organization is headquartered.
Any organization that plays a role in processing credit and debit card payments must comply with the strict PCI DSS compliance requirements for the processing, storage and transmission of account data.
Data breach notification requirements following loss of personal information have been enacted by nations around the globe. They vary by jurisdiction but almost universally include a “safe harbor” clause.
Data breach notification requirements following loss of personal information have been enacted by governments around the globe. They vary by juri...