The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) developed an IT asset management and cybersecurity best practices guide for the financial services sector. Tyco Security Products served as a collaborating vendor for the creation of this guide. The guide provides a comprehensive view of how to implement standards-based cybersecurity technologies to reduce vulnerabilities, improve response to security alerts and increase resilience. Security engineers and installers will find examples of installation, configuration and integration tips to increase cybersecurity resilience.
Cybersecurity Risk Factors
IT asset management (ITAM) lays the foundation to implementing an effective cybersecurity strategy. Consider risk factors like size, sophistication, risk tolerance and threat landscape. Often the challenge users face is tracking a diverse set of hardware and software. Lack of control of the entire system is another challenge confronted by companies. Many have several different third-party technologies and various contractors involved, which makes a standard across the products a challenge.
Financial Services NIST Cybersecurity Practice Guide
The guide details security characteristics and best practices for addressing security controls that should be considered by security program managers. Learn more about:
- Managing assets connected to the enterprise network
- Developing accountability
- Detecting and alert authorities
- Develop software restriction policies
- Tracking assets on the system
- Reducing risk on data encryption, authentication, incident reporting, scanning and more
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The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, part of NIST, addresses businesses’ most pressing cybersecurity problems with practical, standards-based example solutions using commercially available technologies.
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