FIPS 200 | Minimum Security Requirements for Federal Information and Information Systems | Overview

FIPS 200, “Minimum Security Requirements for Federal Information Systems”, outlines the “The minimum security requirements “that” cover seventeen security-related areas with regard to protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of federal information systems and the information processed, stored, and transmitted by those systems”. Source: FIPS 200. As for these seventeen (17) areas, they consist of the following:

  • Access Control (AC)
  • Awareness and Training (AT)
  • Audit and Accountability (AU)
  • Certification, Accreditation, and Security Assessments (CA)
  • Configuration Management (CM)
  • Contingency Planning (CP)
  • Identification and Authentication (IA)
  • Incident Response (IR)
  • Maintenance (MA)
  • Media Protection (MP)
  • Physical and Environmental Protection (PE)
  • Planning (PL)
  • Personnel Security (PS)
  • Risk Assessment (RA)
  • System and Services Acquisition (SA)
  • System and Communications Protection (SC)
  • System and Information Integrity (SI)

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FIPS 200 and the Importance of Security Policies and Procedures
Furthermore, according to the FIPS 200 publication, Organizations must meet the minimum security requirements in this standard by selecting the appropriate security controls and assurance requirements as described in NIST Special Publication 800-53, Recommended Security Controls for Federal Information Systems. It’s a comprehensive list of security requirements indeed, one that will require numerous operational and information security policies, procedures, and other supporting documentation. Your solution is the Global Information Security Compliance Packet (GISCP) from Flat Iron Technologies, LLC containing hundreds of industry leading policies, procedures, forms, checklists, templates, provisioning and hardening documents, and more.

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