Why NIST CSF?
Compromise is now a matter of “when” with regulators levying fines and demanding proof of cyber awareness for businesses of all sizes.
The NIST CSF provides a prioritized, flexible, and cost-effective approach for safeguarding your business with alternatives like NIST.IR 7621r1 for small business and NIST 800-53r4 for businesses with heavier regulatory risks. Also, with more than 80% of all cyber security professionals behind this open standard approach to cybersecurity, you can gear your information security program around NIST with mappings to other regulations or regulations that are specific to your industry. There are many levels and frameworks available and one of them is guaranteed to fit your business needs.
The advantage of selecting a NIST framework for your organization is that you will have an opportunity to have documented policies, proof, and plans that will reduce fines, address third-party inquiries, and minimize cyber insurance premiums.
Simply Stated – Like GAAP is to Accounting, NIST CSF is to Cyber Security in the United States. The National Institute of Standards & Technology Cyber Security Framework (“NIST CSF”), is a set of bipartisan executive orders initiated by the US presidential administration of 2013 and mandated for federal agencies by the presidential administration of 2017. Designed collaboratively between NIST and leading private sector technology companies, the NIST CSF mission was to draft uniform standards, guidelines, and documented publications for business cybersecurity risk management that can be tracked and measured in five simple to remember categories.
Organize your overall cyber security posture with an open standards plan designed to keep US companies speaking the same cyber language to collaboratively fight cyber crime and protect privacy data!