The National Institute of Standard and Technology, or NIST, began in 1901 and is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The NIST is a physical sciences laboratory whose mission is to promote innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and related technology through research and development. The NIST released numerous publications that support a plethora of industries, and many of the publications discuss minimizing risks to your production environment.
NIST’s cyber security program recognizes the need for cyber security standards and best practices. By enabling NIST Standards Review, the development and application of effective security technologies and methodologies, the NIST cyber security program seeks to enhance the country’s ability to address current and future information security challenges. Cyber security standards that address interoperability, usability, and privacy are crucial for federal information systems and the nation.
Developed in 2014, the voluntary NIST Standards Review Framework outlines standards, guidelines, and best practices for managing cyber security risk. The Framework is a set of cyber security activities, desired outcomes, and applicable references common across critical infrastructure sectors that helps organizations understand, manage, and reduce cyber security risks. By using the framework, you can prioritize cyber activities to assure critical operations and service delivery. The Framework helps maximize the efficiency of money spent on cyber security and provides a common language to address cyber security.
Since the Framework is voluntary, not all security service providers take advantage of it. Many security service providers focus on a narrow approach and fail to consider business objectives, risk profile, and security strategy. At Thrive Security, we incorporate NIST security assessment at every stage. Through our unique NIST-based approach, our professionals analyze your strengths and areas of risk.
Our risk assessment meets NIST standards, follows the Framework, and is the first step in the development process for risk management. Including NIST promotes the protection and resilience of critical infrastructure. Adopting and the NIST approach puts us in an ideal position to identify, protect, detect, respond to, and recover from a cyber attack to minimize any potential impact. We customize the NIST guidelines to match your industry so our approach best suits your situation and needs to detect your unique risks. We provide trusted cyber security that is built to last and offer guidance through all of your critical cyber security decisions. To learn more about how our NIST-based approach to cyber security can help your business, visit our website or give us a call at (317) 974-0382.