• The Latest News On NIST 800-53 Revision 5

    As always, we like to keep you up to date on the latest federal government security requirements. The planned release of NIST 800-53 Revision 5 Security and Privacy Controls for Systems and Organizations has been delayed and is still in internal review. The key objectives of this standard are to provide a comprehensive set of ... Read More →

  • FISMA Versus FedRAMP: A Brief Overview

    Recently, several of our clients have inquired about upgrading their FISMA compliant applications to be FedRAMP compliant. This would enable them to offer their products in a hosted environment. Therefore, we offer this blog which will discuss at a high level the differences in both processes and the actual controls required to become FISMA vs. ... Read More →

  • Proposed NIST Revision 5 Changes

    NIST has reviewed input from a number of organizations and business and has published some of their proposed changes for Revision 5. The good news is that these changes do not impact the actual security controls, and organizations would not be required to make updates to security documentation including the System Security Plan, outside of ... Read More →

  • BSC Systems Receives Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) Verification

    The verification makes the company eligible to participate in Veterans First Contracting Program opportunities with the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Chantilly, VA – BSC Systems, a firm that helps organizations improve their security posture and achieve compliance with regulatory requirements such as FISMA and HIPAA, has recently been verified as a Veteran-Owned Small ... Read More →

  • 6 Most Common Insider Threats

    Cyber attacks are growing at an exponential rate, and many businesses are not prepared for security breaches. Once hackers are able to gain access to sensitive company information, they can quickly inflict damage that may cause long-term consequences to business operations. Implementing simple best practices, and properly managing internal controls, can prevent most security breaches. ... Read More →