NIST CSF – Part 2 -Protect

NIST CSF – Part 2 -Protect

The NIST Cyber Security Framework, or NIST CSF,  is the result of a February 2013 Executive Order titled “Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity” and 10 months of collaborative discussions with more than 3,000 security professionals. It comprises a risk-based...
NIST CSF – Part 2 -Protect

5 core functions of effective cybersecurity – #1 Identify

Since the National Institute of Standards and Technology Cyber Security Framework (NIST CSF) was established, it has become the framework of choice for organizations to align with to establish “best practice”, and is the foundation for most US cyber...
Record fines come on the heels of warnings about cyber risk

Record fines come on the heels of warnings about cyber risk

Record fines come on the heels of warnings from US Intelligence warning of a growing risk to our utility providers.  Similar warnings have been issued for law firms, higher education, and small businesses, so this information is relevant to a wide spectrum of...
What is the “NIST Act to Benefit Small Business”?

What is the “NIST Act to Benefit Small Business”?

The “NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Act” S.770 was signed this month.  What is it, and how can it benefit you or your small business clients? The National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) initially developed a set of cybersecurity...
Canada has a new cybersecurity strategy – does it impact you?

Canada has a new cybersecurity strategy – does it impact you?

Do you do business with companies in Canada?  A recent government survey showed that although 94% of Canadian business collect personal data from their customers, they still have a long way to go to in protecting it, with three quarters of the business executives and...
New Cybersecurity Guidance coming in 2018 via NIST CSF version 1.1

New Cybersecurity Guidance coming in 2018 via NIST CSF version 1.1

It’s been several years since the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Cyber Security Framework 1.0 (NIST CSF) was released, and version 1.1 refines and clarifies key areas, including: 1) The correlation of business results to cybersecurity...