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GRC Assessment Software for NIST 800-53
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As federal standards evolve, stay aligned and compliant with the help of Isora. It’s the central platform to assess everything inside and outside your organization.
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Easily invite auditors to Isora to share risk assessments, reports and more

Increase situational awareness

Track where private data is stored, who has access, and how it’s handled in a comprehensive inventory

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Engage and educate people across your organization to handle information securely

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Collaborate with surveys and questionnaires to precisely assess risk. Use Isora to get input from internal and external stakeholders.
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Catalog devices, applications, vendors and more in Isora. Keep track of classified data like CUI and PII and the people who have access. 
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Identify, prioritize and address any compliance gaps with a robust risk register. Make data-driven decisions with scorecard reports.
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  • CSV & PDF exports
  • Risk ownership tracking
Isora transforms our approach to information security risk management, enabling our team to have meaningful conversations with people across disciplines, driving security improvements and a culture of risk awareness. It's been a game-changer for us.

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The University of Texas at Austin
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What is NIST 800-53?

NIST 800-53, titled “Security and Privacy Controls for Federal Information Systems and Organizations,” is a comprehensive framework developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). This document provides guidelines for selecting and specifying security controls for information systems supporting the executive agencies of the federal government. NIST 800-53 covers a broad range of security and privacy controls, organized into families such as access control, incident response, and risk assessment. The goal is to help organizations manage risks to their information systems effectively and maintain the security and privacy of federal information.

 

Who needs to implement NIST 800-53?

Organizations that need to implement NIST 800-53 are primarily federal agencies and contractors who manage federal information systems. This includes any organization that processes, stores, or transmits federal information. Additionally, entities providing services to federal agencies, such as cloud service providers and third-party vendors, must adhere to the NIST 800-53 guidelines to ensure the security and privacy of federal information systems.

How can a GRC Assessment Platform help with NIST 800-53?

A GRC Assessment Platform like Isora assists organizations in developing and maintaining an information security risk management program that aligns with NIST 800-53. Utilizing Isora, organizations can inventory their IT assets, applications, third-party vendors, organizational units, and personnel, creating a detailed overview essential for safeguarding federal information systems. The platform supports continuous risk self-assessments, crucial for aligning with NIST 800-53 standards. Risks identified are tracked in a risk register, allowing for prioritized mitigation and follow-up. This structured approach not only aids in achieving compliance with NIST 800-53 but also enhances the organization’s overall security and privacy posture.

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