NIST Cyber Security Assessment Services

NIST SP 800-53 is designed to help manage information security. While the requirements apply to federal agencies and those who work with federally protected data, the information is aimed at data protection which is becoming more and more important across the private and public sectors. Risk Cognizance provide NIST Security Assessment and Authorization, NIST Risk Assessment, and NIST Security Program Management.

The core competencies of NIST are measurement science, rigorous traceability, and development and use of standards. These core competencies influence the reliability of the information produced by the organization. As a fast growing cyber security services in the industry, Risk Cognizance has assess and implement numerous NIST security program providing quality principles that can to organizations, aiding in the development for secure information security practices and perform security testing.

Is your privacy program aligned to the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

Reach NIST certification readiness in just three months depending on the sized of your organization, drawing on our unique blend of practical cyber security know-how and proven management system consultancy expertise, our team will work with you to implement an NIST 800-53 compliant ISMS quickly and without hassle, no matter where your business is located.

Our assessors and consultants are experts on the government standard for NIST compliance. Our comprehensive assessments let you identify areas of risk and implement defined security controls to meet NIST standards.


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NIST Security Assessments and Compliance Programs

Our experienced GRC team can quickly determine your current compliance maturity posture; develop Gap, Risk, and Vulnerability assessments; and provide the required documentation your organization needs to meet all compliance regulations.

We begin our assessment by working closely with you to understand your business processes in order to understand the NIST special publication that best pertains to your organization.

When our evaluation is complete, we will provide your organization with a detailed compliance assessment report outlining corrective action plans with a detailed roadmap for achieving NIST compliance.

NIST Privacy and Governance Services

Is your privacy program aligned to the NIST Cybersecurity Framework?

We provide advisory and assessment services designed to help you navigate the entire compliance process for the FAR and DFARS cybersecurity contract obligations and successfully respond to your specific NIST SP 800 needs. Our services in this space include:

  • NIST Security Assessment Planning

    • Developing a Security Assessment Policy

    • Prioritizing and Scheduling Assessments

    • Selecting and Customizing Technical Testing and Examination Techniques

    • Determining Logistics of the Assessment

    • Developing the Assessment Plan

    • Addressing Any Legal Considerations

  • NIST Security Assessment Execution

    • Coordination

    • Assessment

    • Analysis

    • Data Handling

  • NIST Post-Testing Activities

    • Mitigation Recommendations

    • Reporting

    • Remediation

  • NIST Security Testing and Examination Overview

    • Policies

    • Roles

    • Methodologies

    • Techniques

  • NIST Review Techniques

    • Documentation Review

    • Log Review

    • Ruleset Review

    • System Configuration Review

    • Network Sniffing

    • File Integrity Checking

  • NIST Target Identification and Analysis Techniques

    • Network Discovery

    • Network Port and Service Identification

    • Vulnerability Scanning

    • Wireless Scanning

  • NIST Target Identification and Analysis Techniques

    • Network Discovery

    • Network Port and Service Identification

    • Vulnerability Scanning

    • Wireless Scanning


NIST CYBERSECURITY Assessments & Compliance Program - Maturity and Gap Assessments - Determine if your IT security processes and protocols are meeting performance expectations; assess your current environment to prioritize investments and efforts; identify areas vulnerable to attack and incident response readiness; perform identity and access management assessments; identify issues with compliance (PCI DSS, ISO, CCPA, HIPAA, GDPR, NIST, etc.)
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NIST CYBERSECURITY Assessments & Compliance Program

Maturity and Gap Assessments – Determine if your IT security processes and protocols are meeting performance expectations; assess your current environment to prioritize investments and efforts; identify areas vulnerable to attack and incident response readiness; perform identity and access management assessments; identify issues with compliance (PCI DSS, ISO, CCPA, HIPAA, GDPR, NIST, etc.)

NIST Cybersecurity Risk Assessments and Compliance Assessment

Below are some of the more commonly practiced NIST-800 Special Publications that Risk Cognizance secure has experience in assisting with implementation, design, authorization and configuration:

  • NIST SP 800 Recommended Security Controls for Federal Information Systems and Organizations

  • NIST SP 800 Assessing Security Controls

  • NIST SP 800 Guide for Applying the Risk Management Framework

  • NIST SP 800 Wireless Network Security

  • NIST SP 800 IT Security Services

  • NIST SP 800 Guideline on Network Security Testing

  • NIST SP 800 IT Security Awareness and Training Program

  • NIST SP 800 Contingency Planning for IT Systems

  • NIST SP 800 Guidelines on Firewalls and Firewall Policy

  • NIST SP 800 Securing Public Web Servers

  • NIST SP 800 Email Security

  • NIST SP 800 Interconnection IT Systems

  • Certified Professional Security Consultants

NIST Security Assessment Services

Our assessors and consultants are experts on the government standard for NIST compliance. Our comprehensive assessments let you identify areas of risk and implement defined security controls to meet NIST standards. We conduct numerous NIST SP 800, FISMA, and other NIST-based assessments that are relied on by leading agencies, such as the DoD, HHS, CMS, NIH, DHS, DOT, and more.

NIST compliance – standards benchmarking and consulting, program readiness assessments, health check services, strategic roadmap services, configuration and deployment solutions, integration and deployment of technology, post-implementation support/technical assistance, knowledge transfer, and staff augmentation.

NIST Cloud service providers (CSPs) Compliance

Cloud service providers (CSPs) undertaking FedRAMP or DoD SRG cloud security authorization to win federal business must also comply with the applicable FAR and DFARS cybersecurity requirements, including NIST SP 800-171, which is superseded by FedRAMP, DoD SRG requirements, and other agency cloud security requirements in almost all cases.

What is NIST Cybersecurity Compliance and Risk Assessments

The NIST CSF Framework is the ideal foundation of a proactive cybersecurity program for organizations across many industries. Rather than using an ad-hoc approach to cybersecurity, setting NIST CSF standards as the program’s basis makes governance and compliance much simpler. Risk Cognizance will help choose and implement the appropriate controls, create a roadmap, and mature your security measures to achieve NIST alignment.

The framework also includes implementation tiers, which help organizations understand how their current cybersecurity practices align with the NIST CSF. While similar to maturity levels, NIST implementation tiers are not quite as formal. Instead of striving for the highest possible maturity level, organizations should select the NIST tier that is most appropriate for their objectives, resources, and risk profile.