A Primer on NIST Frameworks for Data Security

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The “NIST frameworks” are more than a few words that come up during conversations about cybersecurity; when it comes to data security, they’re referring to three specific documents that aim to build a more structured approach to cybersecurity risk and the internal controls an organization can implement to manage it.

This whitepaper will cover:
  • NIST 800-53: A catalog of data security controls that apply to U.S. federal agencies.
  • NIST 800-171: A subset of 800-53 that applies to organizations that handle Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI).
  • Cybersecurity Framework (CSF)
  • And more
About Matt Kelly, CEO of Radical Compliance
Matt Kelly is an independent compliance industry analyst and consultant, who studies corporate compliance, governance, and risk management issues. He maintains a blog, RadicalCompliance.com, where he shares his thoughts on business issues; and speaks on compliance, governance, and risk topics frequently. Kelly was named as ‘Rising Star of Corporate Governance’ by Millstein Center for Corporate Governance in inaugural class of 2008; and named to Ethisphere’s ‘Most Influential in Business Ethics’ list in 2011 (no. 91) and 2013 (no. 77). Kelly previously was editor of Compliance Week, a newsletter on corporate compliance, from 2006 through 2015. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts, and can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter at @compliancememe.

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