This bulletin summarizes an article entitled "Understanding the New FISMA-Required NIST Standards and Guidelines" by Ron S. Ross, PhD. It highlights FIPS 199, "Standards for Security Categorization of Federal Information and Information Systems," which is NIST's flagship standard in support of the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) of 2002. Users are provided with a high-level overview of how risk management principles can be applied to both new and legacy information systems within the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC).
Citation: ITL Bulletin -
NIST Pub Series: ITL Bulletin
Pub Type: NIST Pubs
Federal Information Processing Standards, Federal Information Security Management Act, FISMA, information security, information system security, minimum security requirements, risk management, Risk Management Framework, SDLC, security categorization, security controls, System Development Life Cycle