Friday, September 19, 2008

FISMA 2.0 Bill Will Strengthen Cybersecurity, Experts Say

Mary Mosquera writes on

A bill under consideration in the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee would elevate information security governmentwide by requiring agencies to continuously monitor and measure critical criteria.

The Federal Information Security Management Act of 2008, S. 3474, which builds on the original 2002 FISMA legislation, promises to raise the bar for agencies to prove that they are adequately protecting sensitive information as foreign countries and global cyber villains become more sophisticated at attacking government networks.

The committee plans to vote on the legislation Sept. 23, a committee spokesman said.

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