FISMA NIST 800-53 & DFARS NIST 800-171 Consultants for Houston, Texas Businesses

FLANK, one of North America’s leading providers of federal compliance solutions – and with offices throughout Texas, including Houston – provides comprehensive FISMA NIST 800-53 and DFARS NIST 800-171 compliance, consulting, and certification services.

Houston is one of the most dynamic cities in the nation. Rapid growth and a booming economy have forced huge regulatory compliance requirements onto Houston businesses – especially with the federal government – but FLANK can help. How?

FISMA Compliance & Certification Steps

FLANK Offers the Following Services and Solutions for Federal Contractors in Houston, Texas.

  • FISMA & DFARS NIST 800-171 Readiness & Gap Assessments
  • FISMA & DFARS NIST 800-171 Documentation Remediation for Policies and Procedures
  • FISMA & DFARS NIST 800-171 Technical Remediation
  • Development of SAR, SSP, POAM
  • FISMA & DFARS NIST 800-171 Continuous Monitoring
  • Virtual & Outsourced CIO/CTO/Compliance Officers

FISMA & DFARS NIST 800-171 Readiness & Gap Assessments: Becoming FISMA compliant and DFARS NIST 800-171 compliant can be a tall order for federal contractors in Houston, TX that are new to compliance. Both of these reporting mandates can take quite some time to successfully implement and report on, all the more reason for performing a much-needed readiness & gap assessment.

FISMA Scoping Readiness Assessment

Notable benefits of FLANK’s FISMA NIST 800-53 & DFARS NIST 800-171 readiness & gap assessments includes the following:

  • Identification and confirmation of essential scoping parameters relating to information systems, personnel, physical locations, third-party providers, and more.
  • Determining gaps and deficiencies in terms of documentation (i.e., missing information security policies and procedures) and security/technical/operational gaps (i.e., misconfigured systems, etc.) and the related steps needed for successfully remediating such issues.
  • Development of a comprehensive, structured, and highly formalized roadmap for FISMA NIST 800-53 & DFARS NIST 800-171 compliance that includes milestones and related deliverables.

FISMA & DFARS NIST 800-171 Documentation Remediation for Policies and Procedures: FLANK is the world’s leading provider of comprehensive FISMA NIST 800-53 & DFARS NIST 800-171 policy templates and toolkits, all available for instant download today. We are the world’s leading provider of compliance documentation, so visit shop.flank.org to learn more and browse our products.

FISMA Policies and Procedures & Policy Templates

All of our documentation for federal regulatory compliance comes complete with hundreds of pages of professionally developed, well-written information security policies, procedures, forms, checklists, templates, and much more. When you want to save hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars on federal regulatory compliance, Houston, TX businesses turn to FLANK, and so should you. Contact us today at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more.

DFARS NIST 800 171 Toolkit and Policy Templates

FISMA & DFARS NIST 800-171 Technical Remediation: Many of the compliance requirements for FISMA NIST SP 800-53 and DFARS NIST 800-171 require federal contractors to implement a wide-range of security and technical tools and solutions. For example, here’s a short list that comes to find of “must-have” tools:

  • Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)
  • File Integrity Monitoring (FIM)
  • Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS)
  • Internal and External Vulnerability Scanning
  • Audit Logs/Audit Trails

Again, that’s just the “short list” that comes to mind, there’s even more security and technical tools and solutions needed, and it’s why you need a company like FLANK for helping assist in finding and implementing the right solutions.

Development of SAR, SSP, POAM: Are you familiar with the alphabet soup of federal regulatory compliance? If not, here’s what you need to know, and also note the FLANK can help assist with performing assessments for FISMA and DFARS NIST 800-171, along with authoring all necessary documentation:

  • Security Assessment Report (SAR): The Security Assessment Report (SAR) essentially contains the results of the security tests and evaluations of on organization's information system. The SAR, and the results documented within it, thus support program goals, efforts, and activities necessary for achieving compliance with organizational security requirements within a stated NIST framework and supporting publication (i.e. NIST SP 800-53, NIST SP 800-171, etc.)
  • Please note that the SAR describes the risks associated with the vulnerabilities identified during a security assessment and can also serve as the risk summary report as referenced in NIST SP 800-37 Revision 1, Guide for Applying the Risk Management Framework to Federal Information Systems.
  • System Security Plan (SSP): The SSP is a lengthy document that provides an overview of the security requirements of the system and describe the controls in place or planned, for meeting those requirements. The SSP also delineates responsibilities and expected behavior of all individuals who access the system.
  • Plan-of-Action and Milestones (POAM): The POAM essentially identifies necessary tasks and deliverables that must be accomplished for ultimately ensuring full compliance with a stated framework or publication. Therefore, the POAM details resources required to accomplish the elements of the plan, any milestones in meeting the tasks, scheduled completion dates for the milestones, and other necessary information.

What is FISMA Reporting SSP SAR and POAM

FISMA & DFARS NIST 800-171 Continuous Monitoring: Becoming compliant with today’s growing federal regulations is a big achievement indeed, unfortunately, it’s just the beginning. Staying compliant is often the bigger, more time-consuming challenge, and its why federal contractors need to put in place continuous monitoring measures. What’ is “continuous monitoring” – it’s the process of assessing, inspecting, testing, and making the necessary changes to one’s control environment for ensuring it is operating effectively as designed. It is about ensuring that your business has the proper policies, procedures, and processes in place.

What is FISMA Reporting and Third Party Vendor Monitoring

This can be demanding indeed, but FLANK has a solution. Outsource your continuous monitoring efforts to use and we’ll save you hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars on regulatory compliance. Your employees are busy enough as it is, so why create even more work to do when you can accomplish your annual compliance goals quicker and more cost-effectively with FLANK. Contact us today at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more.

FISMA Compliance Policies Policy Templates and Toolkit

Virtual & Outsourced CIO/CTO/Compliance Officers: Hey, spending six figures on salaries for C level officers, not to mention full health benefits, can be an incredibly taxing proposition for Houston, TX businesses. What’s the solution for saving tens of thousands of dollars, yet still getting the professional services – and results – you need for today’s demanding compliance requirements? That’s easy – hire FLANK as your virtual & outsourced CIO/CTO/compliance officer. We can handle all the tasks you need for today’s cybersecurity and regulatory compliance mandates. And we can do it quicker, cheaper, and better than a full-time compliance officer.

Here’s just a small sample of services we offer in terms of virtual & outsourced CIO/CTO/compliance offering:

  • RFP/RFQ services
  • Regulatory compliance planning & project management
  • Regulatory compliance remediation/internal assessments
  • Procurement services for regulatory compliance (tools, technologies, and personnel)
  • Ongoing regulatory compliance management
  • Completion of vendor security questionnaires
  • Contracted outsourced compliance officer

FISMA NIST 800-53 & DFARS NIST 800-171 Consultants for Houston, Texas Businesses

Hey Houston businesses, if you need assistance with FISMA, DFARS NIST 800-171, or any other type of federal compliance or regulatory compliance assistance, then contact FLANK today at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more.

FLANK also provides a wide-range of other industry leading regulatory compliance, information security, and governance products, services, and solutions. Today’s growing compliance mandates are forcing businesses to spend hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars on security tools, full-time compliance officers, and much more. FLANK can help. Contact us today at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more about us, along with visiting us on the web at https://www.flank.org today. FLANK also offers a wide-range of additional regulatory compliance services, such as GLBA, GDPR, HIPAA, ISO 27000, and so much more. If it’s about security, governance, or compliance, we have you covered.

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