In our last blog post, we gave an overview of NIST compliance and why it is so important. In this blog post, we provide you with a quick, very high-level breakdown of the NIST 800-171 Requirement Families.
Each family falls under one of the three main functions of cybersecurity: protect, detect, or recover.
- Protect – Protect your systems from harm or intrusion to the highest level possible
- Detect – Detect when a breach is in progress or has occurred, from either inside or outside your organization
- Recover – Ensure you have the systems and procedures in place to recover from an incident as efficiently and effectively as possible, while following all legal requirements
There are 14 families of requirements in NIST 800-171. In the NIST Special Publication document, the families are presented in alphabetic order, but it may make a little more sense to divide them into their security function. So, that’s what we’ve done below: Read more