FireEye Supports Compliance with Latest NIST Privacy Controls for Federal Information Systems and Organizations

FireEye®, Inc., the leader in stopping today's new breed of cyber attacks, today announced that its next-generation threat protection platform now supports compliance with Special Publication (SP) 800-53 Revision 4, Security and Privacy Controls for Federal Information Systems and Organizations, published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). This publication helps federal government agencies secure their networks to mitigate the risk from cyber attack, including advanced persistent threats (APTs).

Special Publication (SP) 800-53, Revision 4 provides a holistic approach to information security and risk management by providing the depth and breadth of security controls necessary to fundamentally strengthen information systems. Adopting the updated controls is designed to enhance resiliency in the face of cyber attacks and provide organizations with information essential for making risk-based decisions that affect critical missions and business functions.

FireEye specifically supports the addition of Security Control 44, Detonation Chambers. This control calls for the use of dynamic execution environments to identify both known and unknown malware. Widespread adoption of this control will dramatically enhance protection against advanced cyber threats that use sophisticated tactics such as polymorphic malware and zero-day attacks.

To view the NIST announcement and Revision 4 of Special Pub 800.53 Special Publication, please visit the Computer Security Resource Center (CSRC) News/Announcement page.

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FireEye® has pioneered the next generation of threat protection to help organizations protect themselves from being compromised. Cyber attacks have become much more sophisticated and are now easily bypassing traditional signature-based defenses, such as next-generation firewalls, IPS, anti-virus, and gateways, compromising the majority of enterprise networks. The FireEye platform supplements these legacy defenses with a new model of security to protect against the new breed of cyber attacks. The unique FireEye platform provides the industry’s only cross-enterprise threat protection fabric to dynamically identify and block cyber attacks in real time. The core of the FireEye platform is a signature-less, virtualized detection engine and a cloud-based threat intelligence network, which help organizations protect their assets across all major threat vectors, including Web, email, mobile, and file-based cyber attacks. The FireEye platform is deployed in over 40 countries and more than 1,000 customers, including more than one third of the Fortune 100. 

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