Mandated by the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 800-53 provides guidelines on security controls for federal agencies not related to national security. These security controls help government agencies meet FISMA compliance and protect information systems.
Achieving NIST 800-53 Privileged Access Controls
Rapid Enterprise Defense (RED) Identity Management helps federal organizations comply with NIST SP 800-53 mandates by maximizing the security of the IT infrastructure. Specifically, RED Identity Management delivers proactive security measures for key NIST controls such as access control, audit and accountability, and identification and authentication.
It does so by automatically locating privileged accounts throughout the enterprise, changing each account’s password to a unique value, and deploying the password changes wherever they may reside within the data center.
In managing privileged accounts, RED Identity Management protects an agency’s most crucial data by fully auditing administrative access to systems and applications in the IT infrastructure. It provides the accountability of showing precisely who had access to sensitive data, at what time and for what stated purpose. This information can be provided to security auditors to verify compliance with FISMA regulatory mandates.
With RED Identity Management, federal agencies can guard against the threat of unauthorized users and malicious programs compromising a shared or default privileged password and gaining anonymous access to sensitive data on the network.
For details, download our whitepaper, “Achieve NIST 800 SP 171 Access Control Compliance with Lieberman RED Identity Management.”
Contact us today for more information on how RED Identity Management can help you comply with NIST 800-53.