The NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NIST CSF) is a voluntary framework developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to help organizations manage cybersecurity risk. It was created via an executive order from President Obama in 2013 to improve cybersecurity within critical infrastructure.
It provides a risk-based approach to identify, assess, and prioritize risk, and to develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to reduce it. It is composed of five core functions—Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond, and Recover—and ties into other NIST standards, guidelines, and best practices. The framework provides organizations with a flexible, repeatable, and cost-effective approach to managing their cybersecurity risks.
However, for organizations to meet NIST cybersecurity framework compliance, they must adopt a holistic approach toward cybersecurity, ranging from various practices, policies, and tools. The table below shows how Sepio’s Asset Risk Management solution can help your organization align with NIST cybersecurity framework compliance so that you can manage risk properly and effortlessly.
|Function||Purpose||How Sepio Helps with NIST Cybersecurity Framework Compliance|
|Identify||Develop the organizational understanding to manage cybersecurity risk to systems, assets, data, and capabilities.||Sepio’s Asset Risk Management platform detects and identifies all known and shadow IT, OT and IoT assets on a network, at any scale. By harnessing properties at the physical layer, Sepio generates an objective DNA profile and contextual Asset Risk Factor (ARF) score for every connected asset, regardless of its functionality and operability. The unique approach and patented algorithm mean Sepio is untainted by misleading profile perceptions or behavioral assumptions that deceive even the most robust cyber tools. With Sepio’s actionable visibility, enterprise security teams instantly know what needs attention and better understand their asset risk surface.|
|Protect||Develop and implement appropriate safeguards to ensure the delivery of critical services.||The Sepio platform controls asset risk by automatically enforcing specific hardware usage through predefined granular access controls, fortifying zero trust initiatives. This prevents unwanted and uncontrolled assets from gaining access to critical infrastructure. Sepio maintains asset visibility and verification through continuous monitoring to provide constant protection at any scale.|
|Detect||Develop and implement appropriate activities to identify the occurrence of a cybersecurity event.||Sepio detects behavioral changes and anomalies that could indicate a significant cybersecurity threat. The platform’s internal database provides up to date threat intelligence on known-to-be-vulnerable assets, further optimizing efficiency by allowing Sepio to discover emerging threats.|
|Respond||Develop and implement appropriate activities to take action regarding a detected cybersecurity incident.||Sepio alerts enterprises of high-medium-low risks to expedite time to resolution and prevent crises. When an asset breaches a pre-set rule or gets recognized as a known attack tool, Sepio instantly sends an alert and initiates a pre-emptive and automated mitigation process that blocks the device through third-party tools.|
|Recover||Develop and implement appropriate activities to maintain resilience plans and restore any capabilities or services that were impaired due to a cybersecurity incident.||The Sepio platform logs and documents all events that occur on the network, thus providing information that can be utilized in post-event analysis to help improve and strengthen cybersecurity efforts.|