Security and Risk Management​

We approach risk responsibly to eliminate security gaps and drive protection standards that defend the most critical applications, data, and infrastructure devices.

Security and Risk Management

Focusing On Success

Security measures cannot assure 100% protection against all threats. Therefore, a comprehensive Security and Risk Management program must exist for organizations to correlate risk to their security goals. Semais Security and Risk Management (SecM) service provides a comprehensive evaluation of existing security landscape, best practices, and regulatory requirements.

Continuous Diagnostics & Mitigation (CDM) Program

 

Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 (FISMA 2014)

Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP)

RMF
Assessment
and Authorization
(A&A)

Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 (FISMA 2014)

Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 (FISMA 2014)

Our Continuous Analysis​

We use security indicators to improve reporting,  monitoring, and risk mitigation. These indicators enable clients to forecast operational tasks and identify risks or potential losses before their occurrence. We provide metrics and gap analysis by utilizing automated tools: eMass, RiskVision, CSAM, HBSS, IBM BigFix, Fortify, ACAS, Nessus, Splunk that enable 360 degrees of security visibility.

Continuous Assessment

Supports compliance for ongoing assessment of security control effectiveness; and continuous assessments, reporting, and authorization of information systems monitoring.

Continuous Authorization

Develop a Security Authorization and Assessments master project list that enables near-real-time risk management of information systems.

Continuous
Reporting

Top risk contributors by security controls and system components; Status of open POA&Ms or Corrective Action Plans.

Continuous
Visibility

Increase Situational Awareness; and provide trend in overall residual risk, broken down by inherited risk, accepted risk, and risk to be mitigated.

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Risk Management Framework (RMF)​

The Risk Management Framework (RMF) was developed by the National Institute  for Standards and Technology (NIST) to help DoD and Federal agencies manage  risks to and form Information Technology (IT) systems more easily, efficiently and  effectively. The RMF Assessment and Authorization (A&A) process provides a  structured, yet flexible approach for managing the portion of risk resulting from  the incorporation of information systems into the mission and business processes  of the organization; and processes to help agencies pass FISMA, CCRI Inspections,  and OIG Audits. Through an Assessment and Authorization (A&A) systems can  become secure and reliable.

SEMAIS automated A&A approach follows the NIST RMF six-steps and provides key  reliabilities, including

Real-time risk management and ongoing information system authorization through the implementation of robust continuous monitoring processes.

Automated process for selecting, implementing, assessing, and monitoring security controls, and authorizing information systems.

Information to senior leadership needed for cost-effective, risk-based decisions regarding the organizational information systems supporting their core missions and business functions.

Responsibility and accountability process for security controls deployed within organizational information systems and inherited (i.e., Common Controls) by those systems.

Integrated information security process into the enterprise architecture and system development life cycle.

Automated import and mapping capability for vulnerability assessment and system event data.

Accurate Security Authorization Packages through the standardization of A&A process and documentation.

RMF Methodology

Award & Certifications