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Cybersecurity

Analyzing Procedures for Protecting Sensitive Data

As one of the most pressing concerns in today’s C-suite, cybersecurity continues to make headlines with data breaches and the devastating consequences for businesses. The FD cybersecurity team works with organizations of all sizes, across all industries, to address concerns in guarding consumer and employee data, proprietary information and infrastructure.

Our cybersecurity professionals can help you:

  • Assess the current state of your cybersecurity program
  • Compare your cybersecurity program and related risks to industry benchmarks
  • Develop an actionable roadmap to progress from the current-state of your program to a customized, maintainable future-state

Utilizing the AICPA’s proposed framework, our teams can evaluate your company’s cyber risk management.

FD Cybersecurity Assessment Methodology

We leverage a combination of established frameworks and standards, customized for your organization’s risks, needs and requirements, including:

  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA)
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Healthcare Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST)
  • Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council
  • Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC)
  • SOC Examinations
  • International Organization for Standards (ISO) 27001/2
  • Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology (COBIT)

Understanding the NIST Framework

We utilize the industry-specific profiles of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework to assess the state of your cybersecurity. This framework was developed in 2014 in the wake of an Executive Order issued by President Obama, and it provides a set of industry standards and best practices to help organizations better manage cybersecurity risks.

The Framework consists of:

  • 5 Core Functions (Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond, Recover)
  • 22 categories within those functions
  • 98 subcategories
  • 4 tiers to determine current state maturity
  • Profiles that are specific to industries

Podcast | Culture of Compliance: Managing Cyber Risk: Understanding the NIST Control Framework

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