CMS Minimum Security Requirements (CMSR) | Information Security Safeguards | System Security Plan (SSP) | Overview | Policies and Procedures

The “CMS Information Security (IS) Acceptable Risk Safeguards (ARS), CMS Minimum Security Requirements (CMSR)", is a comprehensive information security document put forth by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) outlining broad-based, best practices for CMS information systems. Additionally, the document utilizes the NIST SP 800-53 Revision 3 "Recommended Security Controls for Federal Information Systems" publication and other departmental specific documents as guidance in regards to information security.

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Another important document is the CMS System Security Plan (SSP) Procedure, which details the relevant procedures that have been developed to provide the applicable CMS Business Owners with the necessary tools in determining, implementing and documenting one’s current level of information security (IS) controls throughout the life-cycle of its system. Source: www.cms.gov.

Together, the “CMS Information Security (IS) Acceptable Risk Safeguards (ARS), CMS Minimum Security Requirements (CMSR)" and the CMS System Security Plan (SSP) Procedure publication seek to implement best-practices for an organization’s information security framework, one that ultimately helps ensure the safety and security of critical system resources.

Security Policies | Critical for Compliance with CMS
The “CMS System Security Plan (SSP) procedures” document states that the “The SSP documents the IS controls that protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability (CIA) of the system”. The CIA concept is the triad of information security, one that requires comprehensive operational and information security policies and procedures, for which Flat Iron Technologies, LLC offers the Global Information Security Compliance Packet (GISCP) containing literally hundreds of professionally developed, high-quality policies, procedures, forms, checklists, templates, provisioning and hardening documents, and much more.

More specifically, when you view the actual “CMSR Security Control Family Descriptions” – the relevant control area and categories relating to information security – one can clearly see the need for documented policies and procedures. Your solution is the Global Information Security Compliance Packet (GISCP) from Flat Iron Technologies, LLC

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