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NIST Cybersecurity Framework

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The NIST Cybersecurity Framework is a set of guidelines developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to help organizations manage and reduce their cybersecurity risk. The framework is designed to provide a flexible and customizable approach to cybersecurity, regardless of an organization’s size, industry, or level of cybersecurity maturity. The framework is organized into five core functions: Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond, and Recover. 

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A NIST Cybersecurity Framework approach addresses:

Increasing sophistication of cyber threats

Proliferation of connected devices and systems

Growing complexity of regulatory requirements

By providing a flexible and customizable approach to cybersecurity, the framework enables organizations to prioritize their cybersecurity efforts and to align them with their business objectives. Additionally, the framework provides a common language and set of standards that enable organizations to collaborate and share best practices, thereby improving overall cybersecurity readiness across industries and sectors.

Why NIST Cybersecurity Framework ?

Key characteristics of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) :

  • Flexible: It can be applied to a wide range of organizations, regardless of their size, sector, or cybersecurity maturity.
  •  Adaptable: Organizations can tailor the framework to their specific needs and risk profile.
  • Scalable: It can be used to manage cybersecurity risk across a single organization or across an entire industry or sector.

Another important characteristic of the NIST CSF is its focus on risk management. The framework is designed to help organizations identify, assess, and prioritize their cybersecurity risks so that they can implement effective controls and mitigations to manage those risks. This approach enables organizations to focus their cybersecurity efforts on the areas of greatest risk and to allocate their resources more effectively.

By providing a common language and set of standards, the framework also facilitates collaboration and information sharing across industries and sectors, thereby improving overall cybersecurity readiness.

NextLabs Solution

The NextLabs Data-Centric Security suite of products are designed to help organizations implement the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and manage their cybersecurity risks effectively.  

Secure applications, API, & microservices access, externalize entitlement, protect data, & simplify access management

Persistent protection of critical files stored and shared anywhere, cloud payload, and endpoint device

Zero Code Approach to protect data & secure access independent of application with data masking, FPE, & data segregation

Secure applications, API, & microservices access, externalize entitlement, protect data, & simplify access management

Persistent protection of critical files stored and shared anywhere, cloud payload, and endpoint device

Zero Code Approach to protect data & secure access independent of application with data masking, FPE, & data segregation

The NextLabs solution enables organizations to implement the NIST CSF’s core functions and subcategories and is highly customizable, enabling organizations to tailor it to their specific needs and risk profile. Additionally, the solution provides a range of reporting and analytics capabilities that enable organizations to monitor and measure their cybersecurity performance and to demonstrate compliance with regulatory requirements. 

NextLabs’ Data-Centric Security Suite is designed to help organizations protect their sensitive data throughout its lifecycle, from creation to deletion, at rest, within applications, and on the move. By providing data-centric security that helps organizations implement the NIST CSF, NextLabs enables organizations to prioritize their data protection efforts and to align them with their overall cybersecurity strategy.  

Intelligent Enterprise

Implementation of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework allows organizations to make the transition to intelligent enterprises without compromising on data securityThe best practices defined by NIST provide a guide for organizations as they plan their migrations to more digitized operations, and as they collaborate more using shared resourcesThe framework’s implementation tiers also provide a roadmap for organizations to measure their progress and continually improve their cybersecurity.  This structure makes it easier for organizations to implement the changes to become more intelligent than if they had to develop cybersecurity plans from scratch. 

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