Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity

The Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) requires each federal agency to develop, document, and implement an agency-wide program to provide information security for the information and systems that support the operations and assets of the agency, including those provided or managed by another agency, contractor, or other sources.

The Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 amends the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA) provides several modifications that modernize Federal security practices to address evolving security concerns. These changes result in less overall reporting, strengthens the use of continuous monitoring in systems, increased focus on the agencies for compliance, and reporting that is more focused on the issues caused by security incidents.

NIST is responsible for developing information security standards and guidelines, including minimum requirements for federal systems. A key element of the FISMA Implementation Project, NIST also developed an integrated Risk Management Framework which effectively brings together all of the FISMA-related security standards and guidance to promote the development of comprehensive and balanced information security programs.

FISMA and NIST standards are implemented by many organizations world-wide as they provide a solid framework for information security programs. not only by federal systems but also state agencies or organizations that have federal regulatory compliance requirements. 


NIST Standards, Cybersecurity & Risk Management Frameworks


At Ward IT Security Consulting Group, we have solid experience coupled with a meticulous working knowledge of NIST standards  cybersecurity and risk management frameworks. Our team has established a process to ensure effective and efficient application of all pertinent and relevant standards and security controls. We tailor the application of these standards to meet your organization’s business and regulatory compliance requirements.


Why We're Best In Class

Since 2012 , Ward IT Security Consulting has been successfully designing and implementing enterprise-wide governance structures based on NIST standards, Cybersecurity and  Risk Management Frameworks. We analyze and assess your organization’s global needs to ensure the best fit for your organization. 

Our Collaborative Approach

Collaboration is foundational to achieving the very best results in securing your organization. Our approach with IT staff, management and business process owners is inclusive and key to cooperation, consensus and collaboration. 

Effectively securing your organization is almost impossible without collaboration, cooperation, and consensus.