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Evolve your security and privacy program

The NIST SP 800-53 framework is mandatory for federal systems of the United States and is often adapted and applied by private organizations. Because NIST SP 800-53 requires many controls, knowing where to start can be daunting. Our consultants have deep experience with NIST 800-53 and can help scope, design, implement, document, and assess your NIST SP 800-53 program. From scoping to reviewing, TrustedSec can help organizations at any point in their compliance journey.

  • Scope - Set your program up for success by ensuring proper scoping and baselines for your information assets and systems.
  • Implement - Design and tailor your program to ensure applicability and effectiveness.
  • Document - Build all of the documents you'll need to run and attest to your security program.
  • Review - Assess the effectiveness of your security program by identifying all barriers to full compliance. Recommendations detail ways to meet the intent of identified gaps.
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