The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is an important resource for any organization working within the DoD, a critical infrastructure, or business concerned with the improvement of their security posture. NIST also develops and aids in the implementation of regulations regarding cybersecurity in many industries making it an invaluable resource for businesses looking for guidance regarding cybersecurity. Below is a graphic outlining the NIST cybersecurity framework. This framework details how NIST recommends tackling security incidents.
Identify: Organizations must be able to identify, manage, and assess potential security risks, assets, and data needed for the successful operation of business.
Protect: Once risk has been identified and organization must develop and implement protocols and safeguards to ensure that business critical operations are not at risk.
Detect: Simply put, your organization must have the capability to detect data breaches, or security events when they happen.
Respond: In the unfortunate event that your organization is breached, or attacked it is crucial that your business develops and implements incident response plans to take action against the intruders.
Recover: One of the most important parts of effective cybersecurity is minimizing the amount of downtime your organizations incurs when responding to a security incident. Having plans to restore business operations to normal in a timely manner is integral.
You can learn more about NIST's cybersecurity framework through visiting their website, and viewing resources related to your industry or current organizational need.
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