NIST 2.0 Adds Emphasis on Governance

What is NIST CSF 2.0?

Published in February 2024, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) 2.0 is a voluntary framework designed to help organizations of all sizes and sectors manage and reduce cybersecurity risks. This update to the original framework offers improved resources, a wider audience focus, and a new emphasis on governance.

Why Should MSPs Care?

NIST 2.0 presents a significant opportunity for Managed Service Providers (MSPs). Here's why:

  • Focus on Governance: The addition of a dedicated governance function aligns perfectly with the growing demand for Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) services. MSPs with expertise in this area can leverage NIST 2.0 to strengthen their service offerings.
  • Improved Resources: NIST 2.0 provides a wealth of new resources, including implementation guides and reference tools. MSPs can utilize these resources to enhance their client service delivery and support them in navigating the updated framework.
  • Wider Applicability: NIST 2.0's broader audience focus opens doors for MSPs to serve a wider range of clients. The framework's emphasis on supply chain security also highlights the importance of MSPs integrating risk assessments into their service delivery model.

Looking for more information? Here are some additional resources for MSPs:

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Compliance Scorecard’s governance-as-service platform specifically addresses the new governance domain within the NIST CSF 2.0 framework. Ask us how we can help you manage and reduce cybersecurity risk using our 4A govern practices capabilities (Alignment, Authorization, Adoption, Assessment).

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