What is NIST 800-53?

NIST 800-53, short for National Institute of Standards and Technology Special Publication 800-53, is a comprehensive set of security and privacy controls for information systems and organizations published by the United States federal government. It serves as a vital resource for enhancing cybersecurity posture.

NIST 800-53 offers a framework that helps organizations establish and maintain robust security practices, ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of their systems and information and encompasses various control families, including access control, configuration management, incident response, and many more. Each control family provides specific guidelines and requirements tailored to different aspects of security.

By implementing NIST, organizations can proactively safeguard their assets and mitigate potential risks. It enables them to establish a solid foundation for cybersecurity, ensuring that sensitive data is handled in a secure and compliant manner. Helm Point assists in assessing your current security posture, identifying vulnerabilities, and implementing the necessary controls to achieve compliance.

NIST Special Publication 800-53