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Glossary definition: NIST Controls

NIST Cybersecurity Controls: A Guide

NIST Controls are a set of security guidelines developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to help organizations protect their information systems, networks, and data. They provide a comprehensive framework of security requirements and best practices that organizations can use to protect their systems and data from malicious attacks, unauthorized access, and other cyber threats. NIST Controls are based on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, which outlines five core functions: Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond, and Recover. These functions provide a comprehensive approach to cybersecurity, helping organizations identify vulnerabilities and threats, develop appropriate security measures, detect and respond to incidents, and recover from them. NIST Controls also provide guidance on implementing security controls, including technical, administrative, and physical security measures.