How do you implement the NIST cybersecurity framework using ISO 27001?

How do you implement the NIST cybersecurity framework using ISO 27001?How do you implement the NIST cybersecurity framework using ISO 27001?
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Deborah ErlangerDeborah Erlanger answered 2 years ago
A proactive risk management approach is high up on the agendas of many managers in order to retain the confidence of clients and organizations in the usage of cyber environments as well as the regular operation of vital infrastructures that support them. This usually means the adoption of a variety of frameworks, standards, and best practices, either freely or voluntarily. 

An integrated management system can be highly beneficial in settings involving multiple techniques. Such integration can benefit from the finest security precautions of each method while maximizing resources, increasing the likelihood that the business can withstand cyber hazards against its infrastructure and information and achieving its goals in an efficient manner.

Two of the leading cyber security frameworks are the NIST CSF and the ISO 27001. 

The NIST Cyber Security Framework was created in response to the president of the United States’ executive order on “Improving Vital Infrastructure Cybersecurity,” released in 2013 and initially meant for American businesses that are regarded as critical infrastructure. It provides a mechanism for evaluating and enhancing the capacity of private and public sector entities that own, operate, or supply critical infrastructure to avoid, track, and react to cyber incidents. Based on current principles, protocols, and procedures, this structure reduces a company’s cybersecurity vulnerability.Although it is voluntary, it is appropriate for usage by any firm that faces cyber security issues. 

The NIST CSF categorizes all the cyber risks and controls into 5 main categories: Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond, and Recover. Implementing the NIST cybersecurity framework’s 5 groups covers the full gamut of cyber procedures, controls and responses. It can be used by any size business in any industry.

The ISO 27001 is a voluntary compliance certification that defines criteria for developing and constantly enhancing an information security management system. It also contains requirements for assessing and treating information security threats that are specific to the organization’s needs. The ISO/IEC 27001:2013 standards are general and intended for all organizations and industries. 

The secret to successfully integrating two separate programs is understanding where their similarities lie and where they differ, so you can know what to use in sync, what to implement separately, and where to save on doubling-up. 

NIST cybersecurity framework vs iso 27001 implemented together bring great benefits. An excellent tool for designing ISO 27001 IT-related controls is the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. By combining these two strategies, an organization can improve security levels and user confidence while achieving more dependable and affordable results in the implementation, management, and operation of its security controls.

If your organization heavily operates on information and cyber environments, you should think about integrating ISO 27001 and NIST Cybersecurity Framework, and create aligned security practice and stronger cyber security that allows your company to make the most of resources and improve business decisions.

Implementing both NIST CSF and ISO 27001 can be done with ease using Centraleyes- a modern GRC platform that uniquely provides “Smart-Mapping” and control crosswalking to automatically assess your compliance with both at the same time- 2 birds with one stone (without actually hurting a single bird!).

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