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Kearney Innovation: Control IT App



Kearney professionals are dedicated to servicing the Federal Government and strive to stay on the forefront of regulations, guidance, and laws that affect IT security. Because Federal IT security standards are located across multiple Government websites and not organized by topical area, security professionals and auditors frequently do not know where to look to identify the current authoritative guidance or recommended Federal practices.

To solve this problem, Kearney developed the first-ever application that aggregates and organizes the most referenced Federal IT security standards, policies, and guidance from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). This Control IT application organizes standards by topical area (e.g., security, network, cryptography, identity management, mobile) into a user-friendly interface that includes search and download capabilities. The Control IT application provides an easy-to-use interface to search multiple or specific publications, as well as drill-down capability to individual controls and control enhancements (e.g., AC-2 Account Management in NIST SP 800-53). The Controls IT Application is updated with the latest revisions of NIST publications, enabling users to always reference the current version. The Controls IT application is free to download from Apple's App store and is compatible iPhones and iPads. Users will no longer need to search multiple websites and reference voluminous IT security publications from NIST and OMB to obtain this information-it is all available through Kearney's application.