The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) is a methodology that provides a structure for organizations to implement a security program and increase their overall security posture. The NIST CSF is broken down into 5 core functions:
Identify: Determine inventory, the criticality of each asset and what needs to be protected
Protect: Select and implement the appropriate mechanisms to secure your assets
Detect: Implement the necessary mechanisms to identify pertinent events and incidents
Respond: Develop the capabilities and techniques to respond to cybersecurity incidents
Recover: Implement appropriate mechanisms and processes to restore operations after an incident
These 5 functions are then broken down into 23 categories and further decomposed into 108 subcategory controls. The controls are outcome driven statements that organizations must implement processes and mechanisms for.
The GAI Cyber Team has provided input to the release of each version of the NIST CSF since version 1.0 in 2014. We have helped organizations in every industry sector build security programs from the ground up using the NIST CSF. Our team will help architect a new security program or improve upon an existing one while determining the optimal target maturity level your organization should pursue.
GAI Cyber will develop all FedRAMP documentation required for accreditation and work with the JAB/ PMO (Program Management Office) to shepherd the package through the process as efficiently as possible. We will also support all FedRAMP audit activities as a trusted consultant and SME.
GAI Cyber will provide an independent assessment of your organization’s implementation and compliance with the NIST CSF. Our team will interview your personnel, gather documentation and conduct the necessary testing to validate requirements. We will then provide a Report that notates weaknesses, risks and areas for improvement – including actionable recommendations to improve security posture.