How is NIST Cybersecurity Framework used?
NIST Cyber Security Framework is used by businesses and their security operations centre (SOCs) to manage an organization’s risk strategy, specifically with regard to physical and software assets. It is essential that an organization identifying asset vulnerabilities takes proactive steps to manage everything from data security protection and detection processes, to cybersecurity incident response and risk management. Equally, identifying asset vulnerabilities in itself is an important part of NIST Cybersecurity Framework and should part of an overall risk management strategy.
What are the five elements of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework?
The NIST framework is broken down in to the 5 sections Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond, and Recover. Improving critical infrastructure cybersecurity requires all five elements in order for the NIST framework to be considered implemented and provide an adequate approach to cybersecurity risk in these areas..
How do ConnectDS implement NIST Cybersecurity Framework for businesses?
ConnectDS specialise in working with SMEs to implement information protection processes and safeguards. We do this to mitigate the impact of a potential cybersecurity incident and install protective measures (including the habitualising of appropriate activities and response planning processes) in line with legal and regulatory requirements.
Our SOC is highly-trained and vetted to ensure that security standards and technology are configured correctly and deployed safely.
Our team is on-hand during the process to consult with internal and external stakeholders and support risk decisions that involve critical infrastructure services. ConnectDS provide NIST consulting services and have implementation guides and compliance matrixes to simplify the alignment of you current capabilities and identify gaps – ConnectDS provide Managed Security Services to provide coverage to organisations in accordance with the NIST cyber security requirements.
Please see below for some common questions about NIST Cyber Security Framework. If you would prefer to speak to someone then give us a call and speak to one of our team in our Surrey or London offices to understand your requirements and learn how our security experts support other businesses in the United Kingdom.
WHAT DOES NIST STAND FOR IN CYBER SECURITY?
National Institute of Standards and Technology.
WHAT ARE THE FIVE ELEMENTS OF NIST CYBERSECURITY FRAMEWORK?
The five elements of NIST cyber security framework are Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond, and Recover.
WHAT IS THE NIST FRAMEWORK DESIGNED TO DO?
The NIST cybersecurity framework is designed to protect company assets from cyber threats and attacks.
WHY IS NIST THE BEST FRAMEWORK?
NIST cybersecurity framework is flexible and this allows for it to be implemented in a way best-suited to the organisation to which it is applied.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ISO27001 AND NIST?
NIST is more focussed on technical elements whereas ISO27001 more broadly applies to risk for organisations of all shapes and sizes.
CAN CONNECTDS ALLIGN OUR BUSINESSS TO NIST?
ConnectDS have broken down the requirements for NIST services and created implementation guides for our clients. Our consulting team can quickly identify your alignment leveraging our playbook and compliance matrix to identify areas of strength and gaps that require development.