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What Is NIST 800-53?

Developed by the National Institute of Standards in Technology, NIST 800-53 is the most widely recognized security standard and compliance framework in the United States. It is a continuously updated framework that tries to flexibly define standards, controls, and assessments based on risk, cost-effectiveness, and capabilities.

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NIST 800-53 Considerations

Primary Goal
The NIST 800-53 framework is designed to provide a foundation of guiding strategies, systems, and controls, that can support any organization's cybersecurity needs and priorities.
Validating Security
NIST 800-53 provides a list of controls that support the development of secure and resilient information systems for all organizations. These controls help maintain confidentiality, availability, and integrity.
Assessment Effort Level
Tentacle guides your organization through responding to the 1,726 total controls and sub-controls within NIST 800-53 so you fully understand how your security program maps to the framework.

Who typically adheres to NIST 800-53?

NIST 800-53 is mandatory only for information systems across federal government agencies and organizations doing business with them. However, the guidelines are very useful for private companies as well.

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