Federal information security managers are in the early stages of updating their computer systems to conform to the Federal Information Systems Modernization Act, which President Obama signed into law in December.
The new law updates cybersecurity accountability, reporting requirements and overall security strategies. At its core, it was written to help agencies better share information as well as provide greater insight into the security threats the government and the nation’s critical infrastructure now face.
The law is the first major federal security update since the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002, which has served as the government’s security standard for
more than a decade.