NIST

Compliance

NIST Compliance

Global Data Vault maintains compliance with NIST 800-53. We retain an independent security consulting firm, US ProTech, to perform routine External Vulnerability Assessments.

NIST Special Publication 800-53 covers the steps in the Risk Management Framework that address security control selection for federal information systems in accordance with the security requirements in Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 200. This includes selecting an initial set of baseline security controls based on a FIPS 199 worst-case impact analysis, tailoring the baseline security controls, and supplementing the security controls based on an organizational assessment of risk. The security rules cover 17 areas including access control, incident response, business continuity, and disaster recoverability.

The Case for Office 365 Backup

In the wake of Microsoft's September 4 - September 5 South Central U. S. outage for Office 365 and Azure, it's worth asking, should you be concerned with backup of your Office 365 data? It's your data, and while Microsoft normally does a good job with protecting it,...

Counting down the worst cyber security breaches of 2018 – #4

Fitness apparel manufacturer Under Armour gave us a good example of how companies can try to protect their user’s data but often fail to fully cover everything that needs protecting. The information that was stolen from Under Armour is minor compared to some of the...

Global Data Vault’s Mid-Year Count-Down of the Worst Cybersecurity Breaches

Number 5: VPNFilter More and more, our business environments are connected to the cloud. The transmission of data and the speed to which it can be accessed is critical to business intelligence and competitive advantage. When that data becomes attractive to hackers,...