NIST Cybersecurity Framework

Demonstrate that your infrastructure is secure and complies to the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework (NCFS). Quickly becoming a globally recognized assessment, NCFS provides a harmonized approach to cybersecurity. As the leader in information security, and the number one certifying body in the world, we can help you validate your NCFS compliance, reduce risk and reassure your stakeholders.

What is the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NCSF)?

NIST Cybersecurity Framework is a voluntary framework that consists of standards, guidelines, and best practices to manage cybersecurity-related risk. 

Recognizing the national and economic security of the United States depends on the reliable function of critical infrastructure, Executive Order (EO) 13636, Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, was issued in February 2013. In response to the Presidential Policy Directive, NIST brought together leading experts in information security, including BSI representatives, and developed the NCSF. The Cybersecurity Framework’s prioritized, flexible and cost-effective approach helps promote the protection and resilience of critical infrastructure and other sectors vital to public health, the US economy and the security of country.

Who needs to comply to NIST CSF?

“It is the policy of the United States to enhance the security and resilience of the Nation's critical infrastructure and to maintain a cyber environment that encourages efficiency, innovation, and economic prosperity while promoting safety, security, business confidentiality, privacy, and civil liberties." ~NIST~

According to the Presidential Policy Directive, the NIST CSF is relevant to any organization of any size that has a responsibility for delivering products and services linked to the nation’s critical infrastructure and global supply-chains.  

Benefits of NIST CSF compliance

  • Helps you better understand, manage, and reduce cybersecurity risks, data loss, and the subsequent costs of restoration
  • Enables you to determine your most important activities to deliver critical operations and service delivery
  • Demonstrates that you're a trusted organization who secures your critical assets
  • Helps to prioritize investments and maximize the impact of each dollar spent on cybersecurity.
  • Addresses contractual and regulatory obligations
  • Supports your wider information security program

By integrating NIST CSF with ISO/IEC 27001 providing a common language to address cybersecurity risk management and making communicating easier throughout your organization and across your supply-chain.

Our NIST CSF support

As the leading independent certification body for information security, and a major contributor to the NIST framework, BSI has the specialist knowledge to lead you through the certification journey.

  • Our information and cybersecurity teams are regularly trained to ensure they have the latest information, understand best practice and continually develop their expertise to support you through your NIST CSF journey

Your NIST journey

Our Assessors will:

  • Conduct a gap analysis that will allow you to see how close you are to meeting the requirements and develop a roadmap to achieve compliance (optional)
  • Ensure that your scope is “fit for purpose” and driven by Service Level Agreements (SLAs). 
  • Identify opportunities for improvement for efficient and innovative solutions to achieve compliance
  • Validate your compliance against the NIST CSF and provide formal certification. This includes a report on compliance along with validation of your self-declared Tier Level