Criminal Justice Information Services – What’s new in v5.6 and being considered for v5.7

Microsoft helping agencies prepare for regulatory revisions As part of Microsoft’s commitment to meet the applicable requirements of the Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Security Policy, it is critical to prepare in advance for future requirements as well. With law enforcement deploying innovative solutions for camera technology, biometrics, jail/court/offender management, investigation and evidence solutions with…


How to prepare for one – The CJIS Security Audit

In Microsoft’s continuous effort to provide resources and guidance to agencies to help them meet their CJIS regulatory requirements, Microsoft collaborated with Alan Ferretti, CJIS Security Analyst and Subject Matter Expert of the CJIS ACE Division at Diverse Computing and former CJIS Information Security Officer (ISO), to ponder the following question: “What is a CJIS…


The CJIS Security Policy – Analyzing the 13 Policy Areas: Part III

Better than a sleeping pill or a riveting read? Welcome back to the third and final post in this series on the CJIS Security Policy. Our last post ended with Policy Area 7 of section 5 concerning Network Diagrams. Policy Area 8 covers Media Protection and how to protect it both in transit and at…


The CJIS Security Policy – Analyzing the 13 Policy Areas: Part II

 Better than a sleeping pill or a riveting read? In our last blog post, Alan Ferretti, CJIS Security Analyst and Subject Matter Expert of the CJIS ACE Division at Diverse Computing, and I covered the first four sections of the CJIS Security Policy. We will continue with Section 5 and its thirteen Policy areas and…


The CJIS Security Policy – Analyzing the 13 Policy Areas: Part I

Better than a sleeping pill or a riveting read? Recently Alan Ferretti and I were talking about compliance for agencies and lamented on the fact that most people malign  the CJIS Security Policy as a good cure for insomnia. It seems you can’t attend a conference where a speaker doesn’t make a joke about it….