NIST Cyber Security Framework (CSF) Compliance

What is NIST CSF Compliance?

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 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 propel you towards achieving compliance.

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Who needs 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 the internal IT team needed for self-assessments and risk management.

The CSF guidelines let you choose the security objectives that are most relevant to your industry and compliance obligations. 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


Develop an understanding of your cybersecurity environment including risks to systems, assets, data, and capabilities.


Establish measures to prevent any cyber attack, including data-protection technologies, access controls, and training.


Maintain a detection system that constantly monitors and quickly identifies any cybersecurity event.


Follow your response plan to launch countermeasures, communicate, analyze, and mitigate damage.


Restore processes and services, communicate with stakeholders, and improve security capabilities.


Understand and manage your organization's mission, policies, legal requirements, and risk strategy.

Apply the NIST CSF to your
organization with our 3-Step process:

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Step 1

Gap Assessment

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.

Step 2

Enlist our NIST CSF services

Backup and Disaster Recovery

Backup and Disaster Recovery

Critical to your document management and storage requirements

Detection and Response

Detection and Response

Mitigates intrusions and malicious activity

Endpoint Encryption

Endpoint Encryption

Prevents classified information from being stolen or decrypted

External Vulnerability Scanning

External Vulnerability Scanning

Notifications of any potential threats to your network

Security Awareness Training

Security Awareness Training

Educate employees on best practices for safeguarding classified information



Fulfills your breach notification requirements
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Step 3

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 business will be safer, operate more smoothly, and have everything it needs to prove its security posture and effectiveness of controls.

What results to expect

Once we start working with clients to adopt the NIST CSF, we see them enjoy…

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