Information Systems Security: A General Comparison of FISMA, HIPAA, ISO 27000 and PCI-DSS Standards

January 1, 1900

Information security today is the focus of both the public and private sectors in the U.S. and worldwide. In an eff ort to protect data and information, private organizations and federal, state and local agencies spend billions of dollars and go to great lengths to protect their digital assets while at the same time trying to comply with legislation that mandates the implementation of security measures, and to produce the substantiated appearance of the organizations’ due diligence in this domain. Congress has passed a number of legislative acts, such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which prescribe general information assurance and security guidelines that apply to private and Government organizations, and the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), which provides specifi c and detailed information on security and assurance guidelines for federal agencies as documented by the National Institute for Science and Technology (NIST).

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