June 13, 2019//Tony HowlettLast Updated: July 01, 2019
Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) and other government entities and the companies that access or manage sensitive US Justice Department information need to ensure that their processes and systems comply with the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) policies for wireless networking, data encryption, and remote access. CJIS compliance is important for law enforcement and other federal, state, local, and tribal government agencies to protect national security while preserving the civil liberties of individuals and businesses. Because of this, CJIS is one of the most comprehensive and stringent cybersecurity standards. Failure to comply with it can result in denial of access to any FBI database or system, fines, and even criminal charges.
To protect criminal justice information, the FBI’s CJIS Security Policy document defines implementation requirements and standards for the following 13 security policy areas:
Download our overview of CJIS and use the interactive SecureLink CJIS Compliance checklist to help you determine if your network access is CJIS compliant.