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The CJIS Security Policy Areas You Need to Be Aware Of

The CJIS Security Policy Areas You Need to Be Aware Of

Knowing what your organization needs in order to maintain CJIS compliance is difficult enough, but actually putting the necessary procedures into practice is an altogether different feat.

Since it’s critical to maintain the CJIS security policy protocols and requirements to access sensitive information, understanding what exactly the Criminal Justice Information Services is and what its thirteen security policies mean for your business is essential! Let’s dive in.

What is CJIS?

Known as CJIS, the Criminal Justice Information Services division of the FBI is a high-tech intelligence hub established in 1992. Linking nearly 18,000 law enforcement agencies across the country to a massive database of crime reports, fingerprints, and other agency data, the CJIS allows law enforcement, national security, and intelligence community partners to access the information they need to protect the United States, while preserving civil liberties.

As the largest division of the FBI, the CJIS comprises several departments such as the National Crime Information Center (NCIC), Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS), and the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). Due to the ever changing rate and sophistication of cybersecurity threats, CJIS has developed security standards for organizations to follow for utmost protection.

Which Industries Must Maintain CJIS Compliance?

Essentially, Criminal Justice Management and Law Enforcement Agencies. But, others that maintain similar types of data as those agencies, and the IT pro