Stepping up our cybersecurity game has never been more critical.
Cyber attacks cost publicly traded companies an average of $116M. For SMBs, the cost of attacks averages in the millions and is often crippling. At SearchBlox, we know our clients trust the SearchBlox enterprise search platform with their data. That’s why, over the past six months, the SearchBlox team has been working through the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. It’s helping us ask the right questions about cybersecurity, keep up with trends, and better support our clients.
First, a brief overview of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework:
The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s cybersecurity framework (NIST CSF) provides a systematic process for detecting, evaluating, and managing risk. The framework helps organizations develop a comprehensive strategy to prevent and address cybersecurity threats proactively. The NIST CSF presents the current industry standards across five functions: identify, protect, detect, respond, and recover. Then, it breaks those areas down into 21 categories and more than 100 subcategories.
The NIST CSF is more than a checklist. It’s a resource that brings together best practices from authorities worldwide, helping companies create proactive cybersecurity strategies. NIST CSF allows organizations to benchmark their current status and measure progress against the standards. The framework helps with planning, issue spotting, and ongoing maintenance of data security policies and procedures.
Implementing NIST CSF at SearchBlox creates huge benefits for our clients.
1: Faster procurement
In complex businesses with high-risk data environments like finance, healthcare, and e-commerce, procurement typically slows way down while leaders gather evidence of compliance. With the NIST CSF in place, SearchBlox can easily report on our security status and avoid paperwork bottlenecks so you can deploy faster.
2: A team of cybersecurity watchdogs, ready to help
One of the best outcomes of the NIST CSF process has been the training benefit for our team members. Now, they have a clearer understanding of data vulnerabilities and protocols. Through cross-functional training, everyone from development, to implementation, to sales can frame their work through the lens of cybersecurity best practices.
3: A partner who understands your complex needs
Completing the first round of NIST CSF offers a richer view of our clients’ constraints and concerns every day. We are prepared to advise and uncover the best solutions to meet your unique cybersecurity needs and enterprise search goals.
The NIST Cybersecurity Framework process is the first step on our company-wide security roadmap and it’s been transformative for our organization. It provides the guidance we need to look critically at our product platform, equips team members with a clear set of standards, and helps our clients rest easy as we partner to implement secure enterprise search solutions.