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NIST 800-53

Secure and Resilient Federal Information Systems

NIST SP 800-53 was introduced to protect the sensitive and critical information and systems that are managed by Federal Government systems. The National Institute of Standards and Technology Special Publication 800-53 (NIST 800-53) is a regulatory document that recommends how US government agencies should build, implement, and manage their information security systems and data.

All Federal Agencies (except those related to national security) are expected to be compliant with NIST 800-53 cybersecurity standards and guidelines.

NIST 800-53 compliance is part of NIST’s Cybersecurity Framework, which provides a unified framework for IT security that details standards, best practices, and strategies that help organizations manage security risks to critical infrastructure. NIST 800-53 outlines 18 cybersecurity control categories, including:

  • security assessment and authorization
  • system and communications protection
  • access control
  • disaster recoverability

To maintain NIST 800-53 compliance, baselines are set and controls are adapted in accordance with the risk assessment results.

NIST 800-53 Best Practices

It is highly recommended that businesses in the private sector looking to implement robust information security practices or to strengthen their existing ones adapt NIST 800-53. Adhering to NIST 800-53 can also help businesses strengthen their compliance with other cybersecurity program regulations.

As certified cybersecurity & compliance experts (CISSP, CIA, CISA, CEH, PMP, etc.), NIST 800-53 readiness is one of our focuses. Columbia Advisory Group continuously prepares organizations for NIST 800-53 compliances so that they are able to participate in federal contracting and supply chain.

More than Compliance Readiness

Columbia Advisory Group’s managed compliance services will not only take you through the compliance readiness process but also ensures your organizations abides by regulatory requirements, certification bodies in preparation for third-party audits against security standards and cyber-insurance renewals.
Columbia Advisory group delivers unified security & compliance reporting that allows your business to track its readiness against any security or risk-based standard in real time.

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