Meet the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) Data Security Compliance Requirements

Federal agencies must evaluate their systems for the presence of sensitive data and provide mechanisms to insure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the information. Sensitive information is broadly defined, and includes Personally Identifiable Information (PII), as well as other information classified as sensitive by the Federal agency. Sensitive information might be de ned in the following categories:

- Medical
- Financial
- Proprietary
- Contractor sensitive
- Security management
- And other information identified by executive order, specific law, directive, policy or regulation    

Townsend Security can help these colleges and universities protect student data with NIST-validatedAES encryption and FIPS 140-2 compliant encryption key management.