What is it?
The Cyber Secure Dashboard is a web application (cloud or on-premise based) that provides organizations with a process, references, best practices, and other details necessary to implement sound cybersecurity practices. The Dashboard is based on national and Department of Defense (DoD) cybersecurity standards such as the National Institute of Standards And Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) and the DoD Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). The Dashboard facilitates long-term compliance, cybersecurity awareness throughout the corporation, and the sharing and vetting of an organization’s cybersecurity posture with all stakeholders, including government contracting officers, prime contractors, and insurance providers.
Why is it needed?
The U.S. Government has taken a series of steps to address the risks that cybersecurity threats pose to our nation’s industry and critical infrastructure. For example, starting in 2017, all agencies of the federal government have been required to meet standardized security controls outlined in the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF). Additionally, the monetary losses related to cybersecurity have increased exponentially in recent years. This creates the need for a solution that will ease the burden of implementing sound cybersecurity standards in both government and private industry.
The DHS sponsored Cyber Secure Dashboard (Dashboard) operationalizes the NIST and DoD standards and provides references, best practices, templates, and other resources in a simple, easy-to-use, cloud-based application. The Dashboard provides organizations with both a process to manage their cybersecurity risks and practices and provides the details necessary to comply with government mandated cybersecurity requirements for information systems that process and store controlled unclassified information (CUI). In addition, it facilitates long-term compliance, cybersecurity awareness throughout the corporation, and the sharing and vetting of an organization’s cybersecurity posture with all stakeholders, including government contracting officers, prime contractors, and insurance providers. The Dashboard is based upon the National Institute of Standards (NIST) Cyber Security Framework, the NIST standard for protecting controlled unclassified information in nonfederal systems and organizations, and the DoD CMMC, and includes policy templates and best practices tailored to the specific controls required (and recommended) by the government.
How to get started?
Sign up for a FREE trial account or purchase an individual business license here. Then, start inviting your colleagues, co-workers, and others to work on improving your organization’s cybersecurity posture.
Additional information about the Dashboard can be found on our homepage and in the subsequent knowledge-base articles.
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