Government Agency
(City, State, Transportation,
Munipalities, County, Federal)

How to achieve Compliance

Government agencies and other public institutions such as: City Governments, State Agencies, Transportation Agencies, Municipalities, County Service Agencies, Federal, DoD must deal with formidable security threats.

Government bodies control vital systems that could threaten public safety such as: fire and police departments, courts, law enforcement, and 911 call services. They control waste treatment, landfills, and water districts as well as rapid transit, bus systems, subway systems, trains, airports, and port districts. In addition, tax information, benefits data, and personal healthcare information is at risk. They must protect their systems from growing security threats. They must comply with HIPAA, FISMA, NIST, state regulations, federal regulations and more. They often have the fewest resources available to defend themselves. Recent government initiatives expand the government online presence where more personal information will be collected, stored, and potentially made available to the public through agency websites.

Security to the personal information collected and transmitted through government agencies as well that the reliability and safety of networks used to support critical systems is of utmost importance.

How to achieve FISMA Compliance

The FISMA act specifies the importance of information security to the economic and national security interests of the United States. It requires each federal agency to “develop, document, and implement an agency-wide program to provide information security for the information and information systems that support the operations and assets of the agency.” Federal agencies and contractors serving federal agencies must comply with FISMA regulations. EndPoint’s Security solutions help to identify and resolve IT weaknesses and risks and to protect against future vulnerabilities and threats ensuring FISMA compliance.

How to achieve FISMA Compliance

The HIPAA Security Rule defines the requirements to continuously secure electronic protected health information (EPHI) as it moves through the healthcare system. Healthcare organizations, including providers, payers, and clearinghouses must protect EPHI. EndPoint’s Network Security solutions enforce administrative procedures, technical security mechanisms, services, and physical safeguards to ensure compliance with the HIPAA Security Rule.

How to achieve NIST Compliance

The purpose of NIST Special Publication 800-53A (as amended) is to establish common assessment procedures to assess the effectiveness of security controls in federal information systems, specifically those controls listed in NIST Special Publication 800-53 (as amended), Recommended Security Controls for Federal Information Systems and Organizations. The assessment methods and procedures are used to determine if the security controls are implemented correctly, operating as intended, and producing the desired outcome with respect to meeting the security requirements of the organization. Organizations use the recommended assessment procedures from NIST Special Publication 800-53A as the starting point for developing more specific assessment procedures, which may, in certain cases, be needed because of platform dependencies or other implementation-related considerations. The assessment procedures in Special Publication 800-53A can be supplemented by the organization, if needed, based on an organizational assessment of risk. Organizations must create additional assessment procedures for those security controls that are not contained in NIST Special Publication 800-53. The employment of standardized assessment procedures promotes more consistent, comparable, and repeatable security assessments of federal information systems.