NIST Cyber Security Framework (CSF) Compliance
What is NIST CSF compliance?
The National Institute of Standards and Technology created its Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) to help organizations understand and manage their cybersecurity risks. Its guidelines help establish sound cybersecurity practices and create a common language for communicating cybersecurity issues.
You can use the CSF for creating and assessing your own IT security programs. Regulatory standards like HIPAA and CMMC incorporate the CSF, so adhering to its guidelines will put you much of the way towards achieving compliance.
Who needs the NIST CSF?
The NIST CSF can apply to organizations of any size in any industry. Small and medium sized businesses can benefit the most, since they typically lack skilled people to conduct IT security self-assessments and risk management in-house.
The CSF guidelines let you choose the security objectives that are most relevant to your industry and compliance obligations, and focus on those. The CSF also recommends a gap assessment process that identifies weaknesses in your infrastructure and helps ensure essential capabilities are in place.
As a result, organizations that adopt its guidelines will be better positioned to meet official cybersecurity and privacy requirements. Any business that operates in a regulated industry should investigate how the CSF guidelines can apply to their technology and practices.
The 5 functions of NIST CSF
Apply the NIST CSF to your
organization with our 3-Step process:
Before your business attempts to implement the NIST CSF guidelines, you should identify any issues that could impede the process.
This important step is called a gap assessment, and is designed to identify security weaknesses in your IT infrastructure and how to fill them.
We will assess the security gaps in your IT and create a plan to remediate them so you can be on your way to meeting the NIST CSF guidelines.
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Implement the framework
Conforming your IT infrastructure and employee behavior to the CSF can be a challenge. We will guide you through this complex process and implement solutions for both your technology and your people. Your organization will be safer, operate more smoothly, and have everything it needs to prove its security posture and effectiveness of controls.
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