With the increase in Cybersecurity threats in today’s world, organizations that are considered a part of our national critical infrastructure pose a much greater risk of being attacked which can place national security, the economy, and public safety at risk. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) created the Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) as a standard and best practices in which government agencies and private sector organizations can utilize to manage their cybersecurity risks. NIST CSF has become even more widely adopted by all types of organizations across the U.S. and worldwide.
The RSA Archer Cybersecurity Framework Management app-pack, released in August 2017, provides organizations with the methodology to assess and measure their cybersecurity posture, address gaps and report on cybersecurity. The app-pack enables profile owners to catalog the current state, prioritize and core profile elements, and define their desired or targeted state outcomes for the organization’s cybersecurity program. Assessors can then evaluate these profiles against the NIST CSF categories. Previous assessments can be archived for comparison with a Current Profile and measure progress. Reports and dashboards provide clear insight into the cybersecurity current state and progress being made toward the desired cybersecurity state.
Based on customer feedback, the RSA Archer Cybersecurity Framework Management app-pack has been enhanced and incorporates the newest version of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework that was released in April 2018. With the updated version, customers can now automate the scope for their cybersecurity assessments based on the selected business process and analyze the Current Profile against the Target Profile not just by the NIST functions but by the NIST category or business processes. The RSA Archer Cybersecurity Framework Management app-pack will now track the NIST Cybersecurity Framework versions for cybersecurity assessments and related authoritative sources. In addition, Cybersecurity Profiles can now be approved using electronic signature capabilities.
Interested in learning more about the RSA Archer Cybersecurity Framework Management app-pack? Join us for a Free Friday Tech Huddle on Friday, September 21 for a live demo. Free Friday Tech Huddles are only available to RSA Archer customers. If you are not yet a customer but you are interested in learning more, please contact your local representative or authorized reseller—or visit us at www.rsa.com.