There are newly established rules on how government information found in the contractors systems do not get to the wrong people. Unauthorized users are kept at bay when it comes to sensitive information.
Government contractors are put on task to ensure that they maintain high standards.
NIST requirements rhyme with the requirements of the law for maintaining the secrecy of information related to the government. There are many requirements to be observed.
The requirements are meant to guide the organization on the appropriate users who can access the information. The information pertaining the contract should be limited to only a few people in the organization. Only authorized users can access this information.
It also ensure that the internal users of the systems know the risks that the information system faces. There should be an adequate training on proper maintenance of the information system.
It recommends creation of records to ease in auditing. This is important as it reports on any unauthorized entry. The reports also has reported on any inappropriate activity within the system by the users. The individuals concerned can be tracked and brought to book.
It also helps to ensure that the system inventory is well configured.
The requirements also recommends that the identity of the users should be verified before being allowed entry. This is very critical as it effectively makes it very hard for unauthorized users to gain entry.
The relevant authorities should be aware of any cases of cybercrimes attempted in your system.
Maintain a periodic maintenance of the system to enhance its effectiveness. Involve competent people in this maintenance. Ensure that the staff who check the system are limited to the far they can get when it comes to access. Digital and paper information should be well secured.
Limit the people who can access the room which the computers and other devices involved are contained.
There should be proper checks which restrict the users.
There is a recommendation that the possible risks should be examined periodically.
The organization should look at various controls from time to time and establish their effectiveness. This evaluation helps the organization to chart the way forward in regard to cybersecurity. Implementation plans should be made to ensure that mistakes are corrected.
The system communication should be well safeguarded. Measures should be taken to guarantee the safety of the information.
The system integrity should be guaranteed. Reports indicating various things happening in the system should be easy to generate. Any flaws in the system should be noted immediately and corrected. Put the proper controls to ensure there are harmful codes that can allow unwarranted entry into the system.
Cyber security is guaranteed once you have the right security controls in place.
Smaller businesses should have alternatives controls which ensure there is compliance without great strain to their resources.