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.

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Bandwidth – How Much is Enough?

How Much Bandwidth is Enough? Knowing and planning for an appropriate level of bandwidth is a key component of every DRaaS solution. In our most common DRaaS implementation, the data is moved from local repositories at the customer site over the internet or WAN to our...
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Sizing for Local Backup Repositories

Proper sizing for local backup repositories is a critical step in building a complete backup and disaster recovery as a service solution (DRaaS). Below, we will list the most accurate way of determining what your data change rate is and how large the repository should...
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Network System Failure Cost Southwest Airlines $82M

How Southwest Airlines Could Have Avoided An $82M Disaster Network system failure is no fun for any business, but it can be especially painful for major airlines. The outage that hit Southwest Airlines on July 20 is a case in point. The disaster caused the cancelation...
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