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Information Security and Privacy Library

The Information Security and Privacy Library is intended to serve as a one-stop resource for all of your information security needs.  The library contains a comprehensive listing of policy guidance, standards, regulations, laws, and other documentation related to the CMS Information Security and Privacy Program.  Use the convenient search tool below to quickly locate relevant policies, procedures and guidelines.

If you experience any difficulties in finding the appropriate document or have a general security question, please feel free to send an email to the CISO Team at CISO@cms.hhs.gov.

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Title Version Date
Business Partner System Security Manual (BPSSM) As Amended Current
CMS System ATO Request Form 4.2 2019-03-06
RMH Vol III Standard 3-2 Cloud Computing 1.0 05/03/2011
RMH Vol III Standard 3-1 Authentication 1.3 2014-04-17
Security Assessment Plan Template 3.0 2019-01-09
System Retirement Memo Template N/A 2016-12-07
ISSO Appointment Template 1.0 2016-08-11
Information System Risk Assessment Template 4.1 2018-10-19
Security Assessment Report Template 2.0 2019-01-09
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Template 1.2 2019-01-09
Interconnection Security Agreement (ISA)Template 1.3 2019-01-09
CMS Information Security Risk Acceptance Template N/A 2018-10-19
RMH Vol I Chapter 10 CMS Risk Management Terms, Definitions, and Acronyms 1 2012-07-13
Tool: System Categorization Worksheet 1.1 2013-04-15
CMS Information Security Contract Clause / Provision N/A 2018-07-25
RMH Vol III Standard 4-3 Non-Standard Account Authenticator Management 1.0 2013-10-30
RMH Vol II Procedure 3-3 Common Control Identification 1.0 2014-06-25
CISO Memorandum 14-02 – CMS Cloud Computing and Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program Guidance N/A 2014-07-10
HHS Department Waiver/Risk-Based Decision Formrm As Amended Current
HHS End of Life Operating Systems, Software, and Applications Policy, Updated N/A Current
CMS Information Systems Security and Privacy Policy (IS2P2) 2.0 2019-05-21
CIO Directive 16-02 CMS Security of Federal Tax Information N/A 2016-06-02
Use of Government Furnished Equipment (GFE) During Foreign Travel As Amended Current
HHS Standard for Encryption of Computing Devices and Information As Amended Current
RMH Chapter 08 Incident Response 1.1 2017-08-16
RMH Chapter 12 Security and Privacy Planning 1.0 1/31/2017
Warning Banner N/A 2017-03-15
ARS 3.0 Moderate Differential Analysis 1.3 2017-04-26
ARS 3.0 High Differential Analysis 1.2 2017-04-26
ARS 3.0 Low Differential Analysis 1.1 2017-04-26
ISPG Training Catalog 01112019 2019-01-11
RMH Chapter 08 Incident Response Appendix K - Incident Report Template 1.2 2017-07-25
ARS 3.1 Publication 3.1 2018-01-19
CMS Required Control Baselines Quick Reference Guide (QRG) 1.1 2017-12-05
RMH Chapter 05 Configuration Management 1.1 2018-05-03
ARS 3.1 Excel Export 1.0 2018-01-19
Security Impact Analysis Checklist Template N/A 2018-04-06
CISO Memorandum 18-01 - AC-2 Account Management N/A 2018-08-02
RMH Chapter 14 Risk Assessment 1.1 2018-10-19
HHS PIA and PTA Writers' Handbook 2.0 10/10/2018
RMH Chapter 19 Privacy 1.0 2018-10-26
ARS 3.1 FAQ N/A 2019-01-09
RMH Chapter 4 Security Assessment and Authorization 1.0 2019-01-09
CMS Penetration Testing Rules of Engagement Template 1.0 2019-01-09
CMS Data Agreement Guidance 1.0 2019-01-09
CMS Privacy Handbook 1.0 2018-12-31
HHS Rules of Behavior for Use of HHS Information and IT Resources Policy 2.1 2018-07-25
RMH Chapter 6 Contingency Planning 1.2 2019-01-28
DevSecOps Checklist 20181214 2018-12-14
NIST Information System Contingency Plan Template N/A 2019-02-13
RMH Chapter 2 Awareness and Training 1.0 2019-02-27
RMH Chapter 6 Supplemental Contingency Planning Exercise Procedures 1.1 2019-04-12
Business Impact Analysis (BIA) Process and Template N/A 2019-05-01
IS2P2 2.0 Updates N/A 2019-07-30
RMH Chapter 10 Media Protection 1.0 2019-08-06
CMS Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) 1.0 2019-08-08
CMS Vulnerability Disclosure Policy 1.0 20190429