NIST Cybersecurity Framework

The NIST (National Institute of Standards & Technology) Cybersecurity Framework is guidance based on existing standards and practices to help organizations better manage and reduce cybersecurity risk. Fortified provides a comprehensive security assessment of an organization’s compliance within this Framework, along with direction to better communicate its cybersecurity posture.

In addition to helping organizations manage and reduce risks, the NIST Cybersecurity Framework was designed to foster risk and cybersecurity management communications among internal and external stakeholders.

Fortified counsels clients on how to better leverage the NIST Cybersecurity Framework to understand, manage and reduce cybersecurity risks – determining which activities are most important to assure critical operations and service delivery. In turn, this helps prioritize investments and maximize the impact of each dollar spent on cybersecurity. By providing a common language to address cybersecurity risk management, the NIST Cybersecurity Framework is especially helpful in communicating to stakeholders both inside and outside the organization.

Components of this assessment include improving privacy and security communications, awareness and understanding between and among IT, planning and operating units, as well as senior executives of organizations.

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