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Streamline NIST SP 800-53 Control Implementations

Mature your cyber security posture by automating and streamlining NIST SP 800-53 compliance.

Quickly and easily define NIST SP 800-53 control baselines using automation

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.

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Mature your security posture while reducing compliance costs

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.

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Create customized controls for NIST SP 800-53

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. 

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What's Included With NIST 800-53

Everything you need to achieve, maintain, and scale your NIST SP 800-53 program.

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Continuous Monitoring

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.

Customize to Your Needs

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.

Control Library

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.

Shared Controls

Shared Controls

Make immediate progress toward your NIST SP 800-53 framework by implementing controls already enabled for your other frameworks.

Readiness Dashboard

One Central Dashboard

Our Framework Readiness Dashboard tracks progress you're making toward framework requirements and controls so you always know where you stand.

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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.

Drata also worked to understand our audit needs and matched us with an auditor who has been terrific. Drata is a luxury limousine for your compliance journey.
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Joshua Peskay

vCIO

Having centralized and detailed visibility of all our personnel, assets, and being able to see what compliance requirements need our attention has streamlined the entire process.
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Lola Kureno

Cyber Security Engineer

Drata helped us to seamlessly transition into a fully integrated compliance program and was essential to our SOC 2.
Diana Cohen

Diana Cohen

Head of Legal & Compliance

The promise of automation has long been discussed in the compliance world, but never truly realized. Drata has turned that into reality.
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Jonathan Jaffe

CISO

The time savings and impact on sales are immediate, especially as we inform our customers that we’re pursuing SOC 2 compliance!
The quality and philosophy of support at Drata are unparalleled. Drata is superb in usability, design and integrations.
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David Caughill

DevOps Engineer

Drata also worked to understand our audit needs and matched us with an auditor who has been terrific. Drata is a luxury limousine for your compliance journey.
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Joshua Peskay

vCIO

Having centralized and detailed visibility of all our personnel, assets, and being able to see what compliance requirements need our attention has streamlined the entire process.
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Lola Kureno

Cyber Security Engineer

Drata helped us to seamlessly transition into a fully integrated compliance program and was essential to our SOC 2.
Diana Cohen

Diana Cohen

Head of Legal & Compliance

The promise of automation has long been discussed in the compliance world, but never truly realized. Drata has turned that into reality.
Jonathan Jaffe-Lemonade-pl1hsmgs4v19wk5yps2425mwmo8l8dsvzt7qn25wn4

Jonathan Jaffe

CISO

The time savings and impact on sales are immediate, especially as we inform our customers that we’re pursuing SOC 2 compliance!
The quality and philosophy of support at Drata are unparalleled. Drata is superb in usability, design and integrations.
Headshot - David Caughill

David Caughill

DevOps Engineer

Drata also worked to understand our audit needs and matched us with an auditor who has been terrific. Drata is a luxury limousine for your compliance journey.
Headshot - Joshua Peskay

Joshua Peskay

vCIO

Having centralized and detailed visibility of all our personnel, assets, and being able to see what compliance requirements need our attention has streamlined the entire process.
Headshot - Lola Kureno

Lola Kureno

Cyber Security Engineer

Drata helped us to seamlessly transition into a fully integrated compliance program and was essential to our SOC 2.
Diana Cohen

Diana Cohen

Head of Legal & Compliance

The promise of automation has long been discussed in the compliance world, but never truly realized. Drata has turned that into reality.
Jonathan Jaffe-Lemonade-pl1hsmgs4v19wk5yps2425mwmo8l8dsvzt7qn25wn4

Jonathan Jaffe

CISO

The time savings and impact on sales are immediate, especially as we inform our customers that we’re pursuing SOC 2 compliance!
The quality and philosophy of support at Drata are unparalleled. Drata is superb in usability, design and integrations.
Headshot - David Caughill

David Caughill

DevOps Engineer

Drata also worked to understand our audit needs and matched us with an auditor who has been terrific. Drata is a luxury limousine for your compliance journey.
Headshot - Joshua Peskay

Joshua Peskay

vCIO

Having centralized and detailed visibility of all our personnel, assets, and being able to see what compliance requirements need our attention has streamlined the entire process.
Headshot - Lola Kureno

Lola Kureno

Cyber Security Engineer

Drata helped us to seamlessly transition into a fully integrated compliance program and was essential to our SOC 2.
Diana Cohen

Diana Cohen

Head of Legal & Compliance

The promise of automation has long been discussed in the compliance world, but never truly realized. Drata has turned that into reality.
Jonathan Jaffe-Lemonade-pl1hsmgs4v19wk5yps2425mwmo8l8dsvzt7qn25wn4

Jonathan Jaffe

CISO

The time savings and impact on sales are immediate, especially as we inform our customers that we’re pursuing SOC 2 compliance!
The quality and philosophy of support at Drata are unparalleled. Drata is superb in usability, design and integrations.
Headshot - David Caughill

David Caughill

DevOps Engineer

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Frequently Asked Questions About NIST SP 800-53

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.

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. 

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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