NIST CYBER SECURITY FRAMEWORK (CSF) COMPLIANCE
KEEP PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION SECURE
HIPAA compliance ensures that companies that access, process, or store protected health information follow best practices for keeping this highly sensitive data secure.
WHO NEEDS THE NIST CSF?
The NIST CSF can apply to organizations of any size in any industry. Small and medium sized businesses can benefit the most, since they typically lack skilled people to conduct IT security self-assessments and risk management in-house.
The CSF guidelines let you choose the security objectives that are most relevant to your industry and compliance obligations, and focus on those. The CSF also recommends a gap assessment process that identifies weaknesses in your infrastructure and helps ensure essential capabilities are in place.
As a result, organizations that adopt its guidelines will be better positioned to meet official cybersecurity and privacy requirements. Any business that operates in a regulated industry should investigate how the CSF guidelines can apply to their technology and practices.