NIST Cybersecurity Framework for cloud


This presentation will show you how to use the NIST Cybersecurity Framework for cloud. The focus is on responsibility for security within each of the 5 funtions of the NIST Cybersecurity framework: Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond and Recover.

Many organizations both within the public and private sectors are embracing the NIST Cybersecurity framework to manage cybersecurity risk. The framework integrates industry standards and best practices and provides a common language. That allows staff at all levels within an organization to develop a shared understanding of their cybersecurity risks.

The NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NIST CSF) is a set of guidelines and best practices for organizations to improve their cybersecurity posture and manage and reduce cybersecurity risk. It was developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a non-regulatory agency of the US Department of Commerce. The NIST CSF provides a flexible and risk-based approach to managing cybersecurity and aligns with industry standards and guidelines, including ISO 27001 and the Center for Internet Security (CIS) Critical Security Controls. The framework is designed to be flexible, allowing organizations to customize and adopt it to meet their specific needs and risk tolerance.

The NIST CSF provides a risk-based approach to managing cybersecurity that can be adapted to the unique needs and characteristics of cloud computing.

When using the NIST CSF for cloud security, organizations can leverage the framework to:

  1. Assess their cloud environment: Organizations can use the NIST CSF to evaluate their cloud infrastructure and services, identify potential risks and vulnerabilities, and develop a plan to manage those risks.
  2. Implement security controls: The NIST CSF provides a comprehensive set of security controls and guidelines that organizations can use to enhance the security of their cloud environment. These controls cover areas such as identity and access management, data protection, and incident response.
  3. Monitor and maintain security: The NIST CSF also provides guidance on how to continuously monitor and maintain the security of cloud environments, including the use of security metrics and regular assessments of security controls.

By using the NIST CSF for cloud security, organizations can ensure that their cloud environment is secure and that they are meeting industry standards and best practices for cybersecurity.

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