Why cyber diligence is need of the hour?

Posted by Ariento Com on January 17th, 2020

Evidently with increasing cyber activity the modern day companies face serious dangers from the cyber domain. There are numerous incidents recently reported that indicate tremendous increase in cybercrime. The time has come for businesses to become proactive and conduct a cyber security risk assessment. With cyber diligence one can focus on identifying the threats and vulnerabilities that confront an organization's information assets.

Dangers of cyber threats can harm organizations and destroy critical data of the businesses. Vulnerabilities are the pathways that threats can follow to damage, steal, destroy or deny the use of information which are assets of any organization. Risks turn to threats when they converge with vulnerabilities. There is risk of devastating losses that can occur in a variety of ways. Cybersecurity, and compliance services providers can provide an understanding of the consequences associated with unauthorized disclosure of an organization's confidential or critical information. A business owner or governing authority, with the results of a cyber risk assessment in hand can decide to accept the risk, develop and deploy countermeasures or transfer the risk.

With the world immersed in an enormous asymmetric threat and growing cybercrime Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification comes across as the next stage in the Department of Defense's (DoD) efforts to properly secure the Defense Industrial Base (DIB). In the simplest of terms, the DoD announced in mid 2019 that it is creating a cybersecurity assessment model and certification program. Since that time, several draft versions of CMMC were publicly released: 0.4. 0.6, and 0.7.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) created Special Publication 800-171 to help protect Controlled Unclassified Information. NIST 800-171 refers to National Institute of Standards and Technology Special Publication 800-171, which governs Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) in Non-Federal Information Systems and Organizations. It is essentially a set of standards that define how to safeguard and distribute material deemed sensitive but not classified.

Achieving NIST 800-171 compliance may require diving deep into your networks and procedures to make sure appropriate security procedures are properly addressed. Failure to comply could affect any dealings with these agencies, including severances of contracts. If you missed the deadline, you could be at risk of losing contracts or damaging relationships.

Ariento is an IT service provider work to offer information technology (IT), cybersecurity, and compliance services to small and medium-sized organizations. The Company comprised of a veteran team with extensive experience at the highest-levels at the US military and federal government, Ariento. The team is specializes in catering best-in-class technology solutions that are secure and regulatory compliant. Hire Ariento team to implement NIST 800 171 framework for your industry.

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