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CJIS Cybersecurity Compliance

Criminal Justice Information Services cybersecurity compliance, or CJIS compliance, exists to protect and safeguard criminal justice information. The premise of CJIS cybersecurity compliance is to enact proper security controls to prevent CJI data dissemination. Policy provides a baseline of security requirements to secure CJI access to authorized law enforcement authorities.

In 1998, the FBI suggested their CJIS division should expand its existing structure with regards to information security, compliance, and agreements to protect CJI data transmission and storage. The Federal Information Security Act of 2002 laid out additional basis regarding mandatory technical and operational security requirements protecting CJI.

CJIS compliance policy is broken down into 12 areas including:

1. Information Exchange Agreements

2. Security Awareness Training

3. Incident Response

4. Auditing and Accountability

5. Access Control

6. Identification and Authentication

7. Configuration Management

8. Media Protection

9. Physical Protection

10. Systems and Communications Protection and Information Integrity

11. Formal Audits

12. Personnel Security

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