NIST Cybersecurity Protection

Your company generates revenue by creating value for your clients. It’s easy to forget that the information that’s valuable to your company might also be valuable to someone else. With the ever-growing presence of cyberthreats and the mass monetization of personal or proprietary information, it’s important for everyday business owners to have a standard for data security.

Minimum Standards for Security Controls

The Federal government has established minimum security controls within public and private organizations to protect individuals consisting of no more than 1 million employees. These addresses include budgeting, authorization & control, contingency planning which is the basis of our compliance laws along with training procedures. Compliance regimes are the minimum a company must do unless they’re directed otherwise by other laws or relevant standards.

Nist standards provide Five Functions:

Graphic showing NIST's Five Pillar Functions

Security and consistency have been a major factor in law and justice for centuries. Nowadays risk-based rules and regulations have changed, so companies need to be more proactive about assessing risks, have a sound security framework, and keep their employees informed and aware of the risks/possible breaches.

NIST’s mission is fairly simple: advancing the U.S.’s innovation and industrial competition for the benefit of enhancing our country’s economic security and improving our overall quality of life. It hopes to achieve this goal by promoting the standards and technology that would continue development within the measurement sciences.

According to NIST, security frameworks help organizations build and maintain secure systems. SecOps are typically employed by larger multinational organizations with standardized processes and control frameworks to address compliance and security threats. IT Professionals may recommend lagging alternate infrastructures as a further measure for redundancy for backup infrastructure.

NIST Control Framework

NIST controls are the operational, technical, and management safeguards used by information systems to maintain the integrity, confidentiality, and security of federal information systems. NIST guidelines adopt a multi-tiered approach to risk management through control compliance.

Compliance with cybersecurity is a pressing issue among federal agencies, as recent cyberattacks have made evident. NIST’s cybersecurity framework is tailored to help companies of any size better deal with cybersecurity and protect their networks, data, and employees. Small businesses looking to work on government contracts should take the necessary actions to ensure that they are compliant with the NIST framework.

CorCystems Managed IT Services proudly follows the NIST 800-171 framework among our many managed IT solutions. We also work closely with our clients to ensure that your NIST requirements are fully met by implementing the security processes and details necessary to ensure NIST compliance of your computer networks and data protection. Our security compliance as a service helps companies stay in good standing with their clients and in compliance with the law.

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