What is SSA ?
Social Security Administration U.S. (SSA) requires electronic data exchange partners to meet information security safeguards requirements, which are intended to protect SSA provided information from unauthorized access and improper disclosure.
As a prerequisite to receiving information, SSA must certify that new electronic data exchange partners are in full compliance with the SSA safeguard requirements. Moreover, SSA conducts triennial security reviews of all electronic data exchange partners to ensure their ongoing compliance with the safeguard requirements.
SSA provides for “Electronic Information Exchange Security Requirements and Procedures For State and Local Agencies Exchanging Electronic Information With The Social Security Administration”. The document contains a detailed description of management, operational and technical controls, which SSA requires of electronic data exchange partners to safeguard its information.
The foundation for the requirements are the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), Public Law (P.L.) 107-347, the Privacy Act of 1974 and SSA’s own policies, procedures and directives.
This solution will provide your organisation guidance on how to meet the “Electronic Information Exchange Security Requirements and Procedures For State and Local Agencies Exchanging Electronic Information With The Social Security Administration”.