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Continuous Monitoring

Continuous monitoring is a type of monitoring for information systems. One of its main purposes is to help identify and minimize risks associated with today’s information systems so that an effective response can be implemented in the event risk is detected.

Continuous monitoring was developed in conjunction with the Federal Information Systems Management Act (FISMA) as a way to comply, and it is one of the steps in the Risk Management Framework (RMF). This framework also includes categorizing the information, selecting security controls, implementing security controls, assessing security controls, and authorizing the information system in addition to the continuous monitoring.