SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Agiliance®, Inc., the leading independent provider of Integrated Risk Management solutions for Governance and Security programs, today announced the release of the Agiliance NIST SP 800-53 Revision 4 Content Pack to help organizations defend their IT infrastructures against advanced cyber-attacks. Built around the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-53 Revision 4 security controls update, this packaged intelligence feed for the Agiliance RiskVision™ platform provides commercial organizations and government agencies with expanded security and privacy baselines to address the rising level of targeted threats aimed at their networks and data.
In response to the increasing volume and sophistication of cyber-attacks, NIST, the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Intelligence Community, and the Committee on National Security Systems created the Joint Task Force partnership in 2009 to develop the NIST SP 800-53 "Recommended Security Controls for Federal Information Systems and Organizations” standard. Revision 4, released in April 2013, was developed to include security controls and enhancements for new threat areas such as mobile and cloud computing; applications security; trustworthiness, assurance, and resiliency of information systems; insider threats; supply chain security; and advanced persistent threats.
The Agiliance NIST SP 800-53 Revision 4 Content Pack for the Agiliance RiskVision platform provides organizations and government agencies with packaged intelligence to easily develop a custom security controls baseline and security plan that best fits their needs. It encompasses more than 1,100 controls across the 18 security control families, including:
- Access Control;
- Awareness and Training;
- Audit and Accountability, Security Assessment and Authorization;
- Configuration Management;
- Contingency Planning;
- Identification and Authentication;
- Incident Response;
- Media Protection, Physical, and Environmental Protection;
- Personnel Security;
- Risk Assessment;
- System and Services Acquisition;
- System and Communications Protection;
- System and Information Integrity; and
- Program Management.
“The NIST guidelines provide organizations with a proven and industry tested set of best practices that simplify the creation of high, medium, and low baseline controls based on the business criticality of the assets being protected,” said Torsten George, vice president of worldwide marketing and products at Agiliance. “By integrating this pre-built intelligence with the Agiliance RiskVision platform, customers can use the NIST SP 800-53 content pack to run compliance assessments in order to determine their compliance and risk scores. This powerful tool also enables them to identify security gaps in their infrastructure by mapping recommended NIST controls against their existing environment.”
The Agiliance NIST SP 800-53 Revision 4 Content Pack is available immediately from Agiliance and its business partners worldwide.
Agiliance is the leading independent provider of Integrated Risk Management solutions for Governance and Security programs. Agiliance RiskVision is automating how Global 2000 companies and government agencies achieve continuous monitoring of big data across financial, operations, and IT domains to orchestrate incident, threat, and vulnerability actions in real time. Agiliance RiskVision customers demonstrate automation use cases within 30 days on-demand, and within 60 days on-premise, made possible by a configurable platform and applications, broad library of technology integrations, and vast domain and regulatory content. Agiliance RiskVision scales with businesses, effectively managing assets, data, people, and processes to achieve 100 percent risk and compliance coverage. Its real-time risk analysis leads to optimized business performance and better investment decisions. For more information, please visit www.agiliance.com.