NIST Cybersecurity Framework & The Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA)
Prove Compliance to Government Agencies
Organizations who currently or wish to complete work on federal contracts often struggle to meet all the requirements of the NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF). With Pivot Point Security as your partner, identifying your current countermeasures, determining shortfalls and implementing additional requirements mapped to the NIST Special Publications 800-53 and 800-171 Catalogues of Controls is simple & efficient. Clients who work with us continue to compete & grow their relationships with government agencies.
NIST is Here to Stay:
Let’s face it, if you wish to become a vendor in the federal space, your IT environment must be assessed under federal requirements and formally authorized. Successful completion allows you the “hunting license” to market your IT or IT-related services to the Federal Government.
Status Quo to ATO:
In order to attain an authorization, each IT environment must undergo a comprehensive audit. Our team of NIST cybersecurity experts will perform a thorough Gap Assessment to determine what needs to be addressed and assist you with a plan to successfully complete your audit and achieve your authorization.
Once the assessment audit is successfully completed, the authorization package is submitted to an Authorization Authority (must be a formally designated federal employee) who signs off the system will not pose an unacceptable risk to the federal agency/customer. This is called the Authority to Operate (ATO).
With your ATO in hand… happy hunting!
For more information on how we can help you attain an ATO within the NIST RMF, reach out!Talk to an Expert