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Managed NIST Compliance

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) develops cybersecurity standards, guidelines, best practices, and other resources to meet the needs of U.S. industry, federal agencies, and the broader public. The work ranges from specific information that can be put into practice immediately to longer-term research that anticipates advances in technologies and future challenges. NIST carries out cybersecurity assignments defined by federal statutes, executive orders, and policies, including developing cybersecurity standards and guidelines for federal agencies. They work closely with organizations in the public and private sectors to ensure that our information can be readily leveraged to address specific issues that they face.

NIST Cybersecurity Framework

  • Identify:  Develop the organizational understanding to manage cybersecurity risk to systems, assets, data, and capabilities.
  • Protect:  Develop and implement the appropriate safeguards to ensure delivery of critical infrastructure services. Identity and Access Management.
  • Detect:  Develop and implement the appropriate activities to identify the occurrence of a cybersecurity event.
  • Respond: Develop and implement the appropriate activities to take action regarding a detected cybersecurity incident.
  • Recover: Develop and implement the appropriate activities to maintain plans for resilience and to restore any capabilities or services that were impaired due to a cybersecurity incident.
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What Is The Framework

The Framework is voluntary guidance, based on existing standards, guidelines, and practices for organizations to better manage and reduce cybersecurity risk. In addition to helping organizations manage and reduce risks, it was designed to foster risk and cybersecurity management communications amongst both internal and external organizational stakeholders.

The Cybersecurity Framework consists of three main components: the Core, Implementation Tiers, and Profiles.

The Framework Core provides a set of desired cybersecurity activities and outcomes using common language that is easy to understand. The Core guides organizations in managing and reducing their cybersecurity risks in a way that complements an organization’s existing cybersecurity and risk management processes.

The Framework Implementation Tiers assist organizations by providing context on how an organization views cybersecurity risk management. The Tiers guide organizations to consider the appropriate level of rigor for their cybersecurity program and are often used as a communication tool to discuss risk appetite, mission priority, and budget.

Framework Profiles are an organization’s unique alignment of their organizational requirements and objectives, risk appetite, and resources against the desired outcomes of the Framework Core.  Profiles are primarily used to identify and prioritize opportunities for improving cybersecurity at an organization.

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Why You Should Partner With JK Consulting:

As a Managed Service Provider (MSP) JK Consulting has the experts and necessary tools in place to assist you in obtaining and maintaining NIST Compliance.

Our managed compliance solution can help your business achieve and maintain its data security requirements, help streamline the ongoing compliance processes, and stay up to date with the complex and evolving data protection laws and regulations worldwide.

JK Managed NIST Compliance benefits;

  • Network Security
  • Backup and Disaster Recovery
  • Data Encryption
  • Secure Passwords
  • Multifactor Authentication
  • Limited Administrator Access
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