Essay On Data Breach

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National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA) were established to provide a set of standards, guidelines to assist all federal agencies in executing the FISMA and to assist in managing cost-effective programs to protect organization’s information and information systems. NIST founded on March 03, 1901 and now headquartered Gaithersburg, Maryland. Founded by U.S. Congress, NIST was established to impose general measurement standards laboratory; it is a non-regulatory agency of the United States Department of Commerce. The fledgling agency quickly assembled standards for electricity, length and mass, temperature, light, and time, and created a system to transfer those…show more content…
It was noted that the OPM has all but ignored warnings from government auditors from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and other internal auditors regarding vulnerabilities (Hirschfeld-Davis, 2015). Compliance The inspector general’s office submitted a report on OPM in November 2014, in the report it states that OPM was not in compliance with Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) 2002. This report suggests that OPM only met 75% of FISMA 2002 regulations. It was also noted that “several information security agreements between OPM and contractor-operated information systems have expired” (Gallagher, 2015). The federal government is required to comply with the E-Government Act of 2002 which state that government agencies must protect privacy, and administer Privacy Impact Assessments (PIA’s). E-Government Act of 2002 is an act to enhance the management and promotion of electronic Government services and processes by establishing a Federal Chief Information Officer within the Office of Management and Budget, and by establishing a broad framework of measures that require using Internet-based information technology to enhance citizen access to Government information and services, and for other purposes (Public Law 107-347- E-Government Act of 2002, 2016). The Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996 also known as The Information Technology Management Reform Act of 1996, is designed to
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