FISMA & NIST 800-53 Compliance

We can streamline your FISMA certification process.

Whether you are certifying a Federal System for FISMA or looking to conform to NIST 800-53 security controls as a best practice, we can help. We’ve guided many organizations through certification.

FISMA Certifications

Whether you’re looking to comply with FISMA for a grant or ensure security for a Federal system we can help. We’ve helped organizations work through the FIPS 199 and FIPS 200 processes, write system security plans, develop plan of action and milestones (POA&Ms), conduct risk assessments, and deliver independent security assessments.

NIST 800-53 Assessments

If you are looking for an independent security assessment to conform or comply with NIST 800-53, or are looking to align with prescriptive security best practice we can perform independent security assessments to help you benchmark against the NIST 800-53 standard.

System Security Plans

If you’re looking for a System Security Plan (SSP), we’ve helped many agencies or organizations work through the NIST 800-53 Control Families to understand the controls and contextually apply that control to their environment.  With our extensive background in NIST 800-53 we can provide guidance and recommendations to make the development of your SSP pain free.

“We sought advice from many organizations regarding our need for FISMA compliance. We chose NuHarbor to assist based on their flexibility and extensive experience. NuHarbor Security provided expert guidance and hands on assistance at each step in the FISMA certification process.”

IT Director, Ivy League University


Recent Blog Posts

The Difference Between a Controls Assessment and a Risk Assessment

By: Kristof Holm We’ve written several blogs on risk assessments and controls assessments. However, these two terms are often co-mingled, used interchangeably, or incorrectly. Unfortunately, it’s very easy to do this and often if we aren’t careful even professionals...

NIST 800-37 Rev 2 Risk Management Framework – Major Changes

By: Justin Fimlaid The NIST 800-37 Revision 2 was published on December 20, 2018.  There were not many material changes rather some minor enhancements to align with recent federal mandates: DSB 2013 Executive Order (E.O.) 13800 OMB Memorandum M-17-25 OMB Circular...

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