What You (and Your Managed IT Service) Need to Know About Nist and Cybersecurity Compliance
Achieving NIST Cybersecurity Compliance doesn’t happen in a day. But there is a method to get there. The five steps of compliance, offered by NIST, are an overview of the granular 55-page PDF and 505-row Excel Cybersecurity Compliance documents. But before you even take that first step, consider choosing a managed IT partner that can help your business become compliant. Panurgy is ready.
We will assess your business and help determine how to tailor compliance to fit your business's particular needs, requirements, and exposure to threats. NIST recognizes these business-specific differences and encourages companies to craft their unique path to compliance.
We remain your partner in preemptive and real-time detection of threats. If cybersecurity breaches occur - Panurgy is with you to aid response to authorities and to your affected clients and customers. The cybersecurity landscape is changing underneath our feet. NIST announced in 2022 that compliance additions and revisions are coming. Panurgy will help your businesses prepare and monitor for every threat, new and old.
Schedule an appointment with Panurgy today to learn how our managed IT services can help you with all your cybersecurity compliance needs.
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What is NIST?
NIST is the National Institute of Standards and Technology, a subset of the U.S. Commerce Department. This group develops and promotes measurement and compliance standards and then encourages global industries to use them.
Is NIST compliance mandatory?
No, but it’s highly recommended. NIST compliance [is] mandatory for all federal agencies. And if your business touches a federal agency it must also be in compliance.
What is the NIST Cybersecurity Framework?
Guidelines for reducing cybersecurity risks, published by NIST.
No really, what is the NIST Cybersecurity Framework?
It is a set of best practice steps to begin, develop, and maintain cybersecurity. There are five steps of cybersecurity recommended within the framework: Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond, and Monitor.
What is the NIST 800-171?
NIST SP 800-171 is a document from NIST that provides businesses with guidance for protecting the confidentiality of controlled unclassified information (CUI).
What is an example of CUI?
Any personally identifiable information such as legal material or health documents, as well as many other types of data. The purpose of the rule is to make sure that all organizations are handling the information in a uniform way.
What are the benefits of NIST Compliance?
You are using defined standards that others are seeking to achieve. Other aspects of your organization will improve along the path of compliance. Boasting rights! Competition to be the best in your industry is fierce. Achieving. and more importantly, maintaining NIST Cybersecurity Compliance sets you apart.