NIST Cybersecurity Framework

Cyber Risk Management and Assessment Services

The NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF), also known as the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, offers voluntary guidance to help organizations improve cyber risk management across their environment. Initially intended to improve critical infrastructure safety, the 2017 Presidential Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure calls on federal government agencies to follow NIST CSF guidance in managing cybersecurity risk. Many industries and countries have since adopted this framework.

 By design, CSF leverages existing standards, guidelines, and best practices to help organizations better understand, manage, communicate about, and reduce cybersecurity risk. As it can be customized to meet each organization’s unique needs and risk profile, CSF is most effective when used in conjunction with more prescriptive risk management guidelines such as FISMA, ISO, or COBIT.

CSF Cyber Security Pie Chart

Given CSF’s 100+ controls, agencies and organizations may find it challenging to know how to comply with it. A gap analysis is a good place to start.

 TalaTek’s NIST CSF gap analysis services start with an assessment of your organization to determine what controls you have in place, if they are implemented and operating correctly, and whether they are meeting your organizational goals. The TalaTek team also examines your existing policies, procedures, and processes against CSF to identify gaps. We record the results in a benchmark analysis report that includes a thorough evaluation of your existing security program and identifies gaps you should address to adhere to CSF. TalaTek also provides a remediation plan with recommendations your organization should follow to reduce or eliminate any deficiencies we find.

 Unique to TalaTek, we’ll use our TalaTek intelligent Governance and Risk Integrated Solution (TiGRIS) cloud managed service to collect and analyze data and deliver our findings and action plan, including recommended workflows and risk metrics. TiGRIS integrates all risk, compliance, and IT security data into a single system of record to provide a true enterprise view of your risk status against CSF.

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