5th November, 2013
FIPS 199 is the acronym for Federal Information Processing Standard Publication 199. FIPS 199 is the Standards for Security Categorization of Federal Information and Information Systems of the United States Federal Government standard. It establishes security categorization of the information systems used by the Federal Government, one component of risk assessment.
FIPS 199 and FIPS 200 are the mandatory security standards required by Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA).
To be in compliance of FIPS 199, Federal agencies have to assess their information systems. Information system has to be assessed for each of the categories of confidentiality, integrity and availability. After assessment rating for each system is provided in terms of low, moderate or high impact in each category. The information system’s overall security categorization is derived from the most severe rating from any category.
The E-Government Act of 2002 recognized the importance of information security to the economic and national security interests of the United States. Title III of the E-Government Act identified the following tasks to be done for the information security:
Out of these tasks 1st task is addressed by the FIPS Publication 199. FIPS Publication 199 provides the guidance on the categorization of all information in terms of the Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability into Low, Moderate and High Impact.
DQS India provides implementation guidance for FIPS 199 to the organizations across the world. You can rely on our services as we have Security Experts with years of experience of working with different Security Standards, Technologies and Domains.
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