FISMA Compliance through Centralized Identity & Access Management Leveraging Microsoft Active Directory
The Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) lays out a comprehensive set of security requirements for federal IT managers. While FISMA compliance is a complex process, its core IAM requirements come down to common sense and well established principles that can be addressed through a strategy of centralized management, policy enforcement and continuous monitoring.
Download this white paper to use as a guide to addressing FISMA requirements across Windows, Linux, UNIX and Mac systems, with an emphasis on:
- Identity and access management issues, using the guidance provided by NIST Special Publication 800-53
- Requirements related to continuous monitoring of IT security controls as detailed in NIST Special Publication 800-137
- Extending Active Directory for cross-platform identity, access and privilege management and continuous monitoring of systems
- Addressing all FISMA requirements in a robust, cost-effective manner