Driving secure software initiatives using FISMA: Issues and Opportunities

Robin Gandhi, Keesha Crosby, Harvey Siy, Sayonnha Mandal

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Federal agencies install many security controls for Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) implementation. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-53 revision 4 (rev4) standardizes these security and privacy controls. This article presents a study of NIST SP 800-53 security controls. The purpose is to classify the security controls from dimensions relevant to software security. This classification highlights issues and motivates opportunities to drive software security initiatives using FISMA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-41
Number of pages5
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction


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