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NIST standards are based on best practice cybersecurity controls compiled from a wide-range of industries. They are endorsed by the government and represent the framework needed to achieve CMMC compliance. At RCS, NIST compliance represents a great starting point.
In many cases, complying with NIST guidelines means an easier time complying with other regulations such as PCI, HIPAA, FISMA, or SOX. While compliance to any requirements isn’t complete assurance that data is completely secure, they are a great place to start when your organization has operated under weak policies or if you have experienced data loss.
RCS Secure helps organizations design and deploy a complete security package that takes all of your technology into account. Any business can confidently meet regulatory compliance requirements, especially with a trusted IT partner that can guide them. Learn more about us, meet our leadership team, or check out our blog to get to know us a little better and discover how RCS makes security a priority.
What Is NIST Compliance?
NIST operates as a non-regulatory US government agency and its goal is to improve standards within advanced industries, including technology. Their guidance is needed today when business technology is growing and becoming more sophisticated while cybercriminals are doing the same. NIST produces standards that are meant to help any business, but some organizations are required to adhere to NIST 800-171 compliance standards, including:
NIST compliance is the groundwork of a robust and durable cybersecurity strategy. It prioritizes the actions you need to take to identify vulnerabilities, document policies and procedures, and protect your data. The hallmarks of NIST compliance include: