Any business owner who wants to work with the Department of Defense (DOD) has to ensure their organization is secured against cybercrime. While even large firms can have trouble keeping up with safety rules and regulations, it’s uniquely burdensome for smaller companies with modest IT budgets. That’s why we’ve put together this dedicated NIST CSF and NIST 800 171 implementation guide targeted specifically at small to medium businesses.
NIST 800-171 / DFARS
Responding to new cybersecurity attacks and breaches The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) passed the NIST small business cybersecurity act in 2018. What the act means for small businesses, is that NIST is required to provide support to small and medium-sized companies in their efforts to prevent cybersecurity breaches and attacks.
Nowadays, all kinds of companies are expanding their horizons and pushing their boundaries beyond what can be done in a physical office space. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on businesses across the world, mobility and flexibility have been strategic priorities. Now, our new normal has made most businesses at least partially remote.
“Do not trust anyone!” The catchphrase that best describes zero trust, is a security concept encouraging organizations to automatically distrust all network activity. As this security concept gains traction, many security providers are flooding the market with solutions. In this article, we will unpack the top technologies for a zero trust cybersecurity architecture.
Cybersecurity implementation can be a long and complicated process if your organization hasn’t been built with security as a part of its design. This is why different committees, interest groups, governments, and cybersecurity professionals come together to develop robust cybersecurity frameworks and regulations.
Depending on the industry that your organization is part of, these frameworks and regulations may be known to you as CIS CSC, NIST, ENISA, ISO 27001 ect. With so many frameworks it is hard to know which is best suited to your organization’s needs. Although all frameworks have their merit, some pertain to either specific industries or requirements.
There’s been a paradigm shift over the past decade and a half in the world of cybersecurity. Whereas older models and systems prioritized perimeter defense, the definition of “perimeter” itself has changed over time. Today, businesses are increasingly mobile and remote, utilizing cloud servers to extend the workforce far outside the office or headquarters.
These changes are all the more necessary in our current environment of pandemic response. Our mandated practices of social distancing and work from home (WFH) have created an environment in which every company is rethinking its perimeters in real time. These challenging times call for new practices, and zero trust framework is the future of cybersecurity.
Cloud technology has revolutionized the way businesses operate all across the world. Cloud servers enable any company to leverage others’ computing capabilities to mobilize their own workforces, enabling greater flexibility in all business operations. Whether it’s enabling the storage of sensitive data or work from home, the cloud is key to all businesses’ future.
Many current cybersecurity plans and models follow an older set of priorities that hinge upon the importance of strong perimeter defense. To use a physical analogy many cybersecurity architectures focus on building up the walls and moats protecting the very outside of your castle from attack. But inherent in these schemes is an implicit trust of everyone already inside.
Department of Defense contractors and subcontractors have a big change to cybersecurity governance regulations. Current cybersecurity standards (NIST 800-171) are being updated into a new framework called CMMC.
Attentiveness and thoroughness can spell the difference between booming and bankruptcy in today’s ever-changing digital business landscape. With global e-retail sales projected to hit 47 percent this year, the need to have an optimization strategy, clear customer experience, and a practical plan for operational execution becomes more apparent to stay competitive.