NIST 800-171 & NIST 800-53 Consulting In Dallas
Data Magic helps your business conform to the NIST cybersecurity guidelines.
- Are you a government contractor handling sensitive information?
- Do you need to improve your cybersecurity posture?
- Does your business operate in a highly regulated industry like defense or healthcare?
Established by the US Department of Commerce and the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the NIST framework is a collection of guidelines issued to private sector companies to help them prepare to identify, detect and respond to cyber-attacks. The framework also shows companies how to stop and recover from security incidents. Data Magic provides NIST consulting to ensure that your business is compliant and secure.
What Is the NIST Framework?
The NIST Cybersecurity Framework is a set of recommendations, standards, and best practices that help organizations boost their cybersecurity measures. NIST standards are optional recommendations compiled by an executive order by President Barack Obama in 2014. Although the US government set out the guidelines as optional, an executive order signed by President Donald Trump requires all government offices to implement the standards. While initially targeted at governmental institutions, the framework is of benefit to private businesses and non-governmental organizations. We ensure that everyone responsible for your business’s cybersecurity should be aware of the NIST framework guidelines. The benefits of Data Magic NIST consulting are:
- Preparedness for future regulatory requirements
- Long-term risk management
- Flexibility and adaptability of your business to respond to emerging threats
Why Choose Data Magic for NIST Consulting
Our NIST consulting services give unprecedented power to your cybersecurity team. The adaptability and flexibility of the framework provide your business with a cost-effective way to approach digital security. At the same time, we help you to foster enterprise-wide awareness of compliance and cyber risk. The following are the areas we cover when analyzing your business:
The NIST Framework Core and Functions
The NIST cybersecurity framework’s core defines what you should do to attain the cybersecurity results you need. We bring the collective experience of the thousands of IT security professionals who developed the framework to benefit your organization. Our cybersecurity consultants offer your business with the in-depth set of controls contained in the NIST framework. There are five basic functions outlined in the core of the NIST framework. They are:
NIST Categories and Subcategories
Within each of the five functions above, there are further categories, tasks, and specific challenges that we help your business carry out as part of our NIST consulting service. Each of the categories is divided into specific subcategories. For example, one of the categories is the requirement that you must implement necessary software updates. One of the subcategories is to ensure that you have auto-updates enabled on all of your workstations. The key NIST categories are:
- Implementation of software updates
- Installation of both antivirus and antimalware software
- Implement strong access control policies
Profiles and Implementation Tiers
The profiles specified within the NIST framework relate to the existing status of your organization’s cybersecurity measures and the roadmap toward compliance. Data Magic NIST compliance services are built to mirror the framework’s profiles and help you identify weak spots that you should address. Additionally, the framework is split into four distinct tiers that help to identify your compliance level. The tiers are:
- Tier 1: Partial
- Tier 2: Risk informed
- Tier 3: Repeatable
- Tier 4: Adaptive
Data Magic Helps Your Company Attain NIST Compliance
As a private company, you are under no obligation to comply with NIST regulations. However, you need to understand that a cyber-breach cost will be a lot higher than taking steps to comply with the recommendations. Besides the financial costs, it is impossible to put a price tag on the dent in your company’s reputation and the loss of trust from your customers. Talk to Data Magic and let us help shore up your cyber defenses by making your business NIST compliant.