FISMA Consultant & Compliance Services for Texas Businesses
Federal contractors in Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio – and all other areas in Texas – seeking professional FISMA consultant and compliance services and solutions can turn to the regulatory compliance experts today at Texas Compliance, LLC. While FISMA was enacted into law in 2002 – and subsequently revised yet again in 2014 – many federal agencies have lacked the necessary manpower and logistics for enforcing compliance on contractors. That’s all changed in today’s growing world of cybersecurity threats that are placing extreme challenges on federal agencies.
With literally thousands of businesses throughout North America providing critical support services to federal agencies, FISMA compliance is now front and center for hundreds of businesses in Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. Need assistance with FISMA compliance, but not sure where to start? Looking for industry leading FISMA information security policies and procedures, and other supporting documentation? Then turn to the federal compliance experts at Texas Compliance, LLC, Texas’ leading provider of FISMA services and solutions.
FISMA Compliance Toolkits for Texas Businesses
If you’ve delved into the specifics of becoming FISMA compliant, then you’re well aware of literally dozens of different information security policies and procedures that need to be in place. Compliance with FISMA ultimately means compliance with NIST SP 800-53, which in turn requires an extensive list of InfoSec policies to be in place. From Access Control to Program Management – two of the eighteen security controls within NIST SP 800-53 – documented policies and procedures are must for these two respective controls, and the remaining sixteen others.
Comprehensive FISMA Solutions for Texas Businesses
Texas Compliance, LLC offers the following full lifecycle of FISMA compliance services and solutions for federal contractors in Texas:
FISMA Scoping & Readiness Assessments
FISMA Policies and Procedures
Technical Control Remediation Assistance
Vendor Selection of Security Tools
Security Assessment Reports (SAR)
Continuous Monitoring Initiatives
FISMA Scoping & Readiness Assessments: Getting off on the right track with FISMA compliance for Texas businesses means beginning with a much-needed scoping & readiness assessment. Brief, yet in-depth, and highly insightful, we’ll help your organization in properly establishing scoping boundaries, assessing control gaps and deficiencies, recommending security tools for implementation, establishing realistic deliverable and milestones, and much more. As a federal contractor in Texas, if you’re new to FISMA then a scoping & readiness assessment is absolutely essential.
FISMA Policies and Procedures: Texas Compliance, LLC offers high-quality, industry leading FISMA policies and procedures for federal contractors in Texas. Are you aware that developing critical FISMA policy documentation is one of the most demanding and challenging aspects of federal regulatory compliance? Do you even have existing InfoSec policies and procedures in place that can act as a starting point for beginning the daunting task of developing all necessary policies and procedures?
While FISMA is often seen as an incredibly technical assessment process – and it is – organizations also need to be reminded of the massive amounts of documentation needed for compliance. It’s for this very reason alone that we’ve spent years developing our industry leading information security policy templates for helping save federal contractors literally thousands of dollars on policy creation.
Why start from scratch developing InfoSec policies and procedures when the hard work has already been done by the federal compliance leaders at Texas Compliance, LLC. Visit us today at texscompliance.org to learn more about our FISMA NIST 800-53 compliance for Texas businesses. We also offer DFARS NIST 800-171 compliance to Texas businesses.
Technical Control Remediation Assistance: The NIST SP 800-53 control requirements are comprehensive indeed, and that’s putting it lightly. Not only do federal contractors face challenges with documentation (i.e., information security policies and procedures), but also with technical controls. Information systems often have to be re-configured, password rules enhanced, audit logging and audit trails enabled, and more.
This can consume dozens of hours by internal staff, yet Texas Compliance, LLC has the expertise to assist with all technical control implementation requirements for FISMA. We also have the ability to bring in additional third-party providers and manage their workload and progress for any security implementations they perform.
Vendor Selection of Security Tools: FISMA also requires a healthy number of security tools and solutions to be in place. If you stop and really dig into the NIST SP 800-53 publication, you’ll find a large number of InfoSec requirements that can only be met by acquiring various security tools and solutions. Here’s a list of some of the technologies you’ll need:
File Integrity Monitoring
Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)
Audit Logging/Audit Trails/Parsing Tools
Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS)
That’s quite a bit, and there’s others also, but the point to make is quite clear – an investment will have to be made. Caution; purchasing and implementing the wrong tool can have big consequences in terms of financial and operational issues. Buying the wrong tool at the wrong price – something that is quite often the norm for FISMA compliance – needs to be avoided at all times. Talk to Texas Compliance, LLC. We have years of experience in finding the right vendor at the right price for your regulatory compliance reporting requirements.
Security Assessment Reports (SAR): No FISMA compliance and certification process is considered complete and final without an official Security Assessment Report (SAR). The SAR contains the results of an independent assessment performed by competent, well-skilled assessors with superior of knowledge of NIST SP 800-53 and the entire FISMA certification and accreditation process.
POAM Assistance: The vast majority of federal contractors – and other applicable businesses – undergoing FISMA compliance will have some type of remediation to complete. The POAM – Plan-of-Action and Milestones – is an essential part of the SAR that actually lists control deficiencies for which an organization will need to correct.
Perhaps you’ve got weaknesses within your documentation, such as information security policies and procedures.
Continuous Monitoring Initiatives: Texas Compliance, LLC also offers continuous monitoring solutions for helping you assess your internal controls on a regular basis – long after the auditors have packed their bags and went home.
Let’s Talk FISMA and Get You Compliant Today
We understand how compliance can be a tough game, often challenging, stressful, and expensive, but we can help. Not only are we known throughout North America as a leading provider of FISMA compliance, we’re also known throughout the globe as the unquestioned leader in offering the very best InfoSec policy documents found anywhere
From FISMA scoping and readiness assessments to helping author an organization’s System Security Plan (SSP), we offer a full lifecycle of federal regulatory compliance solutions and services, so let’s talk about your needs today. For federal contractors in Texas, becoming FISMA compliant and saving thousands of dollars begins by contacting Texas Compliance, LLC.