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DISA (Defense Information Systems Agency) is a U.S. Department of Defense agency responsible for providing secure communications and IT support.

The ASD (Application Security and Development) STIG (Security Technical Implementation Guide) provides guidelines for secure configuration and operation of computer systems and software.

Related terms: security testing, standards compliance, static analysis

DISA ASD STIG: Examples in Context

DISA provides secure communication solutions and cybersecurity services to support the U.S. Department of Defense’s mission-critical operations. A defense contractor partners with DISA to ensure compliance with stringent security requirements when developing software for military use.

A government agency enforces STIG compliance on its network infrastructure to ensure that all security settings and configurations meet stringent cybersecurity standards.

A cybersecurity team conducts STIG assessments on a range of software applications to identify vulnerabilities and enforce security best practices.