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What is a Cybersecurity Framework?

Almost every organization must comply with a mixture of state-mandated, industry-specific, and international cybersecurity regulations. A cybersecurity framework is a series of documents defining the best practices your organization uses to manage your cybersecurity risk. Implementing a cybersecurity framework is one of the most effective ways to reduce your exposure to vulnerabilities and protect your data.

A cybersecurity framework can fill in any gaps within your disaster recovery process and can mitigate risks associated with user errors, cyberattacks, ransomware, and any other credible threat. Every organization needs a strategic and thorough cybersecurity plan to protect its critical infrastructure and information systems. The best way to accomplish this is following a cybersecurity framework for guidance.  An organization can adapt an existing cybersecurity framework to meet its own needs or develop one internally. Smaller companies usually don’t have the resources nor would the out of pocket expense to develop one make sense.

One of the most popular framework’s adopted is the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Framework. NIST is a set of guidelines that private sector companies can follow to identify, detect, and respond to cyberattacks. The NIST framework also includes guidelines to help companies prevent and recover from attacks. The framework NIST abides includes Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond and Recover.

Your organization can adapt an existing cybersecurity framework to meet your own needs or you can develop one internally. To determine what the best option is for your business, 2W Tech can help. We our a technology service provider that has been in business for over 30 years. We have IT Consultants on staff that specialize in security solutions and have a developed cybersecurity compliance program we would be happy to introduce to your business. Give us a call today to learn more.

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