FISMA SI-7 Buyers' Guide

Evaluating Your Next Compliance Solution


FISMA SI-7 Buyers' GuideThe Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) tasks government agencies with a major organizational, technological and budgetary challenge. It can be hard to know how to best allocate your agency’s talent and resources to meet FISMA compliance, and a big part of that challenge is feeling confident that you’re choosing the right cybersecurity and compliance reporting solution.

This buyer’s guide focuses on one of the most difficult security controls agencies must adhere to: NIST SP 800-53 SI-7. The SI-7 (“SI” meaning “System Information and Integrity”) control instructs agencies on software, firmware and information integrity. As of 2017’s executive order, “Effective immediately, each agency head shall use The Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (the Framework) developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, or any successor document, to manage the agency’s cybersecurity risk.” 1

Download the buyer’s guide to learn:

  • Which subcontrols you should be tackling first
  • What to look for in an SI-7 compliance solution
  • More than 20 essential questions to ask your vendor
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