The Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA) is a seminal law for information security in the United States. It requires US federal agencies to develop, document, and implement an approved information security strategy to protect agency systems and data.
One consequence of FISMA is that NIST (the National Institute of Standards and Technology) developed information security standards and guidelines for federal agencies to follow. Another consequence is that many organizations beyond the federal government have chosen to implement these NIST Special Publication 800-53 security controls as part of their own security strategy.
Cygna Auditor monitors all successful and failed data activity such as file or folder creation, access, updates, deletions, who made the changes and when they were made.
Cygna Auditor's built-in and custom alerting notifies you of unusual activity on secured systems such as scripted permission changes, or mass file updates typical of ransomware.
Keep access to secured systems data to a minimum with Cygna Auditor's group reports that show membership of system users and administrators.
Keeping group membership current is only a partial solution; you must ensure that permissions on secured systems stay correct. Cygna Auditor's permissions reports enable you to be sure the system's configuration remains what it needs to be.
Cygna Auditor addresses many of the controls specified in NIST Special Publication 800-53 revision 4, "Security and Privacy Controls for Federal Information Systems and Organizations". Note that the list below is not exhaustive, but only a sample of requirements that Cygna Auditor can address.