Set Controls That Protect Against A Diverse Set Of Threats
While NIST SP 800-53 offers a comprehensive catalog of security and privacy controls that you can use to meet various compliance requirements, it can be overwhelming. Drata's platform enables quick visibility into the shared automation controls you may already have, which ones you need to implement, and whether they're functioning as intended.
Using Drata’s controls and automation, you eliminate technical compliance jargon to get compliant and implement continuous monitoring to stay compliant. Show you take a security-first approach by providing our shareable security report to auditors, agencies, and customers.
Use A Centralized Platform For Monitoring And Documenting Compliance
Implementing NIST SP 800-53 controls increases the number of cybersecurity tools you need to address threats and risks across your growing technology stack, costing your company time and money. Combining all monitoring within Drata’s easy-to-use platform enables you to reduce compliance costs by consolidating all activities and documentation in our centralized platform.
Using shared controls, automated tests, and central readiness dashboard, you can streamline compliance by mapping your NIST SP 800-53 controls to enabled frameworks like NIST SP 800-171, NIST CSF, and ISO 27001 for visibility into compliance gaps, then implement new controls based on our platform’s suggestions.
Map Custom Controls To Automated Testing
While NIST SP 800-53 sets out basic controls, it also includes control enhancements that enable more robust protections. Drata enables you to simplify the basic control implementation with pre-built, mapped controls while giving you the flexibility to create customized controls that respond to control enhancements.
When you map your custom controls to our automated tests, you can continuously monitor and document your compliance for both as you iterate your program. By using our Jira integrations, you can delegate and track compliance-related tasks directly in your ticketing system.
What's Included With NIST 800-53
Everything you need to achieve, maintain, and scale your NIST SP 800-53 program.
Drata displays the necessary requirements associated with NIST SP 800-53. Requirements can change with new laws. We always stay up-to-date on the latest information, so you don't have to worry about falling out of compliance.
Customization For Your Business Needs
NIST SP 800-53 can be customized to meet the specific needs of your business through features like custom controls and mapping automated tests to controls.
Requirement Scoping Baseline
The Control Baseline allows you to select your NIST SP 800-53 Level, then automatically scopes practices to ensure you’re monitoring what’s necessary to achieve and maintain compliance.
Make immediate progress toward your NIST SP 800-53 framework by implementing controls already enabled for your other frameworks.
One Central Dashboard
Our Framework Readiness Dashboard tracks progress you're making toward framework requirements and controls so you always know where you stand.
Access Trusted Advisors
Every customer receives access to former auditors, solution architects, and compliance advisors. You’ll have a trusted team to answer your questions.
Frequently Asked Questions About NIST SP 800-53
Does NIST SP 800-53, NIST CSF and NIST SP 800-171 overlap?
The National Institute of Standards and Technology published NIST 800-53 in response to diverse threats and risks, providing controls that address various requirements, including:
Mission and business needs
Evolving legal and compliance landscapes
Increasing reliance on third-party technologies
This publication defines controls that satisfy a diverse set of security and privacy requirements, including those contained in NIST CSF, NIST 800-171, and FISMA.
Why is it important?
NIST SP 800-53 is a technology and policy neutral publication that focuses on the fundamental safeguards and countermeasures necessary to protect information during processing, while in storage, and during transmission.
It provides a consolidated catalog of security and privacy controls. To help companies meet security and privacy compliance requirements, NIST SP 800-53 provides:
A consolidated control catalog
Explanations detailing each control’s purpose
Information about control implementation and assessment
Listings of related controls to show interdependence
References to supporting publications
Since NIST SP 800-53 supports fundamental security principles and cross-maps to other compliance requirements, it gives companies a strong foundation for creating a security-first compliance program, including the Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA) and FedRAMP.
Can I create controls for each of the requirements?
Yes, with Drata's custom control feature, you can create controls for each framework based on your individual scope of work.
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