A NIST 800-53 assessment is an information security assessment measured against the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication 800-53 security standard.
This tool is required in determining the network security of all United States federal information systems, except those which are directly related to national security. Because NIST 800-53 is a thorough security standard, Sword & Shield recommends it as a good security and compliance framework for the private sector as well.
There are multiple reasons to conduct an assessment against this recognized and highly-regarded industry security standard:
Sword & Shield’s more than 20 years of experience working with federal agencies and private sector companies that choose NIST as their security framework makes us uniquely qualified to understand and relate its requirements to your business.
We look at the full set of NIST 800-53 controls and consider each system’s potential overall organizational impact. Then, we apply our expertise to choose the controls applicable to your company and knowledgeably assign a Low, Moderate or High designation.
Having Sword & Shield conduct your NIST 800-53 Assessment provides the following value to you:
Sword & Shield partners with you to carefully assess your infrastructure to include systems, processes, and procedures. Our compliance experts interview key system owners and management personnel to determine gaps, as they relate to NIST 800-53 compliance.
Our experts perform the following to evaluate your NIST compliance posture and help you to become compliant:
As a full-service cybersecurity and compliance firm, Sword & Shield offers a host of NIST 800 related services. In addition to a NIST assessment, Sword & Shield can assist you with remediation and implementation of the needed solutions identified in your evaluation.
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