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NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF)

An influential set of guidelines regarding enterprise cybersecurity risk issued by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

What is NIST CSF?

The NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) consists of guidance developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to help organizations manage and reduce cybersecurity risk. It is voluntary for industry and mandatory for U.S. federal government agencies. It has also been widely adopted worldwide as guidance for organizations seeing to manage information security.

At a Glance
Framework NIST CSF
Region International
Released 2014, revised 2018
SAI360 Solution IT Risk & Cybersecurity
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Why Is NIST CSF Compliance Important?

Managing cybersecurity risk can be challenging for any organization. The NIST CSF provides industry best practices and a comprehensive set of controls to help you make effective decisions in five core areas of cyberprotection: identify, protect, detect, respond, and recover.

It also provides guidelines on ways to foster risk and cybersecurity management communications among internal and external organizational stakeholders.

How SAI360 Supports NIST CSF

SAI360 supports information security management within the NIST CSF by providing a flexible, agile approach to risk management. Our cloud-first software and modern ethics and compliance learning content maps risk to requirements, automates assessments, and improves compliance and business performance so you can truly manage your IT risk and cybersecurity. It enables you to make agile decisions using up-to-the-minute dashboards for key metrics to:

  • Strengthen NIST CSF compliance
  • Centralize policy management across your organization
  • Develop a real-time view to manage IT risk

If you are looking to operationalize your information security controls across your organization, SAI360 provides a solution that is ready to help you meet the expectations of your shareholders, regulators, customers, and partners.


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