[ISN] CISOs ponder new FISMA requirements

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2008 04:19:12 -0600 (CST)

By Ben Bain
December 9, 2008

A bill that would amend the Federal Information Security Management Act 
(FISMA) could pass during the next session of Congress, and chief 
information security officers are wondering what more FISMA requirements 
might mean for them.

Legislation to amend the current FISMA requirements cleared the Senate 
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee earlier this year.

The bill would change how agencies’ information security practices are 
evaluated and would redefine the role of the CISO.

CISOs participating in a panel discussion at a Government Technology 
Research Alliance conference today in Hershey, Pa., said changes under 
the bill include:


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