Editor’s Note: A link to the complete document may be found here.

From: FederalNewsRadio.com

The Homeland Security Department has issued new cyber security guidance for agencies. It is designed to help them comply with reporting requirements under the Federal Information Security Management Act, or FISMA. The 11-page document adds metrics on continuous monitoring to the list of security items to be reported. It also asks for inventories of network equipment, security methods in place, and what kind of training system operators are receiving. The new document was first reported by the SANS Institute, a security training group. SANS says the new guidance will result in rapid risk reduction.