NIST 800-53 

When choosing a cloud provider, security is a primary concern. While each industry may have their own specific compliance expectations, the need to protect your customer information and mission-critical infrastructure is universal. It’s important to be sure that you’re getting the highest level of attention to detail from your cloud provider.

LightEdge’s new NIST 800-53 certification is yet another way for us to continue to serve our customers through stringent, transferrable compliance practices that prioritize the highest level of security and protect the very heart of your organization.

What is NIST 800-53?

NIST 800-53 is a special communication issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and was initially designed to be leveraged by organizations wanting to get closer to a FISMA authorization. NIST is considered the gold standard for all elements of compliance from manufacturing to the end user, making it an attractive framework for any industry. Its broad scope of best practices and controls will help companies from all verticals achieve their compliance goals.

What does it mean to be certified?

When your cloud service provider has a NIST 800-53 certification, they can transfer a lot of those controls and processes onto their customers. At LightEdge, we are happy to provide the documentation necessary to prove that our customers, by extension, are also NIST 800-53 compliant, preparing you for whatever audit comes your way.

Who needs NIST 800-53?

NIST creates frameworks that were designed to be used by federal information systems. They are not, however, exclusive to the federal contractors and can be utilized by nearly every industry, given the scope of their controls and recommendations. Every organization can benefit from adhering to NIST 800-53 compliance controls and best practices.

Since the certification is comprehensive in nature, NIST 800-53 is especially beneficial to customers seeking high-level compliance certifications, such as:

  • SOC 1, 2, or 3
  • FedRAMP

Interested in how NIST 800-53 could work for you? Schedule a free consultation.

NIST 800-53 standards can be a hassle to interpret and implement. LightEdge is here to help you sort through the checklist and understand which elements pertain to your business. We offer a free consultation to all customers in order to work together to provide comprehensive managed security and compliance services to protect your infrastructure and data.

Contact us today to schedule your own compliance consultation and get one step closer to your compliance goals.