Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002

What is the FISMA?

The Federal Information Security Management Act was passed in December of 2002. FISMA requires that every federal agency develop, document, and implement an agency-wide program to provide information security for it and any information systems that support operations of the agency.

Why is FISMA necessary?

Federal agencies have access to all types of critical, confidential information, and obviously that information should not be available to just anyone. Also, federal agencies should have an information security system to protect the privacy of the agency.