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How to get started with continuous monitoring

July 1, 2010 — This week’s Federal Security Spotlight features Jerry Davis, the chief information security officer for NASA.

He made headlines recently when he changed how NASA CIOs are to go about meeting their Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) reporting.

Turns out, certification and accreditation is not actually required under FISMA, so he is having the NASA components move to a process called accreditation.

3-day work week for DC area feds due to inauguration.

He also joins a few other agencies in instituting continuous monitoring of networks, and making sure critical security patches are up to date.