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Consensus Audit Guidelines no substitute for FISMA guidance




Consensus Audit Guidelines no substitute for FISMA guidance
Consensus Audit Guidelines no substitute for FISMA guidance



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http://gcn.com/articles/2009/02/24/cag-no-substitute-for-fisma.aspx 

By William Jackson
GCN.com
Feb 24, 2009

A collaborative effort by government and private sector organizations 
has produced a prioritized set of security controls for information 
technology systems that are amenable to automated monitoring. The 
controls were released for public review yesterday as the Consensus 
Audit Guidelines (CAG).

These guidelines neither duplicate nor replace guidance for complying 
with federal IT security requirements.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), charged with 
developing standards and guidelines for complying with the Federal 
Information Security Management Act (FISMA), has produced a 
comprehensive set of recommended security controls that covers much of 
the same territory as CAG.

=E2=80=9CWe included many of the same control elements addressed in the CAG 
initiative,=E2=80=9D said Ron Ross, senior computer scientist at NIST.

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