NIST 800-53: What is it and What are the Control Families?

Art Clomera, Vice President, Operations Ensuring the security of information systems is a complex but necessary task that virtually every modern organization must undertake to some degree or another. One effective method of tackling information system security is to use the Risk Management Framework (RMF) developed by the National Institute of Standard and Technology (NIST). […]

What is OSCAL in Cybersecurity? (And Why it Matters)

Art Clomera, Vice President, Operations Developing software to support any federal agency’s mission is a multi-faceted task today.  Cyber threats, development complexity, and meeting operational mission requirements including security boundary continuous monitoring, is growing in complexity and resources.  Additionally, achieving  or maintaining an authorization to operation (ATO) remains a resource intensive task, burdened by very […]

Is Zero Trust the Answer to the Federal Government’s Cybersecurity Woes?

Shawn Elliott, President, Federal Solutions We all know that cybersecurity is a top priority for all federal agencies. In Executive Order (EO) 14028, Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity, the President initiated a sweeping government wide effort to ensure that baseline security practices are in place. A key component of this EO was to “develop a plan […]