National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) develops and issues standards, guidelines, and other publications to assist federal agencies in implementing the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA) and to help with managing cost effective programs to protect their information and information systems. NIST also assists those agencies in protecting their information and information systems through cost-effective programs. NIST Compliance is a top priority in many high-tech industries today.
NIST guidance provides the set of standards for recommended security controls for information systems at federal agencies. These standards are endorsed by the government, and companies comply with NIST standards, which encompasses security best practice controls across a range of industries. NIST standards are based on best practices from several security documents, organizations, and publications, and are designed as a framework for federal agencies and programs requiring stringent security measures. In many cases, complying with NIST guidelines and recommendations will help federal agencies ensure compliance with other regulations, such as HIPAA, FISMA, or SOX. NIST guidelines are often developed to help agencies meet specific regulatory compliance requirements.
NIST compliance sets the foundation for an organization to ensure their infrastructure is secure from outside threats. The first step to take is to conduct a network audit to determine what cyber assets you have on hand and how to best protect your most sensitive data. 2W Tech has a Security Compliance Consulting Program that is designed to support our Client’s compliance obligations. Most organizations must abide by and maintain a standard for controls that safeguard the confidentiality and privacy of information stored and processed. We work hand in hand with you to learn more about your required compliances, help obtain proper agreements, and access relevant system architecture information. Give us a call today to get started on your journey to achieving compliance.
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