FAQ

What is the Purpose of NIST?

What Is the Purpose of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework? Strong cybersecurity is paramount for organizations in every industry - and the best way to implement a robust cybersecurity program ...
July 1, 2022
FAQ

NIST vs SOC 2: What’s the Difference?

When the subject is cybersecurity compliance, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is often the first reference that comes to mind. NIST has been around for decades, and ...
July 28, 2021
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Is NIST Mandatory?

You don't have to spend a long time in the cybersecurity and information technology world before someone brings up NIST compliance.  Since the agency’s inception in 1901 — yes, it’s ...
June 7, 2021
FAQ

What Is NIST?

NIST is the abbreviated name of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. It’s one of many federal agencies under the U.S. Department of Commerce, and is one of the oldest physic ...
May 26, 2021
FAQ

Why do Compliance Programs Fail?

Understand why compliance programs fail, and where you can identify failure points and vulnerabilities before they become liabilities.  What is a compliance program? Corporate complianc ...
May 4, 2021
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CMMC vs NIST: What’s the Difference?

If your firm is a government contractor working with the U.S. Department of Defense, or works anywhere in the DoD supply chain, brace for big changes in the cybersecurity requirements your b ...
March 11, 2021
Case Study

Datto Builds Compliance Department Around ZenGRC

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February 3, 2021
News

3 Reasons Why It’s Critical to Consider Relationships When Building Reports

When it comes to managing risk and compliance programs, reporting on status and results is a key part of the job. Yet when building reports, organizations often overlook the importance of ex ...
October 28, 2020
FAQ

What is NIST 800-46?

Today, many employees choose to telework, also known as telecommuting. Although telework is an important option for employees, it also brings some cybersecurity risks to their organizations. ...
June 25, 2020
FAQ

What Are NIST Data Center Security Standards?

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a non-regulatory government agency that belongs to the U.S. Department of Commerce, is responsible for creating security standards ...
March 10, 2020
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What is NIST Privileged Access Management?

Privileged access management (PAM) encompasses the cybersecurity strategies and technologies necessary to secure, monitor, and control privileged access accounts, i.e., user accounts that ha ...
March 9, 2020
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What Are the NIST Special Publications?

The National Institute of Standards and Technology Special Publications (NIST SP) primarily comprise recommendations and best practices for information security. Federal agencies are require ...
December 10, 2019
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