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NIST-Compliant Security Awareness Training

The role of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is to promote cybersecurity training, education and workforce development. As your organization aligns with information security standards and best practices outlined by NIST, you can better assess and enhance your cybersecurity efforts. Phin Security offers the NIST-compliant security awareness training you need to keep your organization and employees secure.


Overview of the NIST Framework

The NIST Cybersecurity Framework is a set of standards, guidelines and best practices that organizations of any size, sector or maturity can voluntarily implement to manage cybersecurity risk. Relying on this established framework enables you to better understand, prioritize and improve your cybersecurity efforts. The NIST framework utilizes the following functions to enhance cybersecurity:

  • Govern
  • Identify
  • Protect
  • Detect
  • Respond
  • Recover

Security awareness and training are core components of the framework's Protect function. To assist organizations with these core components, NIST reports on research and guidelines through the Special Publication (SP) 800-series. A few of these publications include:

  • 800-171: This publication contains rules and recommendations for protecting the confidentiality of controlled unclassified information (CUI), such as sensitive health data, critical energy infrastructure information and intellectual property.
  • 800-50: SP 800-50 guides organizations as they design and implement their employee awareness and training materials and programs.
  • 800-53: NIST provides a collection of security and privacy controls for organizations that need to meet Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA) requirements.
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How to Elevate Cybersecurity With NIST-Compliant Training

NIST-compliant security training can enhance your cybersecurity efforts by equipping your organization with the knowledge, guidelines and tools it needs to defend against threats, minimize risks and ensure compliance. A robust cybersecurity culture is built on security education that ensures employees are aware, always learning and accountable for their actions.

Increase Awareness 

NIST-compliant training ensures your employees are well aware of strategies for defending against social engineering attacks. Through training, employees can learn how to implement secure habits, such as:

  • Using unique passwords for different accounts
  • Participating in multifactor authentication
  • Reporting suspicious behavior
  • Learning about the latest social engineering threats
  • Practicing caution

Offer Continuous Learning Opportunities

Cybersecurity threats are constantly changing and becoming more complex. Continuous learning is critical for organizations that want to stay ahead of emerging threats and ensure continual protection. Continual training can keep your workforce updated on the threat landscape, ensuring team members are prepared to keep your organization secure.

Promote Employee Accountability

Information technology security depends on each of your employees and their ability to counter social engineering attacks and other threats. As you improve each employee's understanding of cybersecurity and their role within it, you can enhance their accountability and create a more security-oriented workforce. Security training can help each of your employees become more involved and committed to keeping your organization safe.

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Our Tailored Training for Managed Service Providers

Phin Security is dedicated to helping MSPs navigate regulations and compliance in cybersecurity. Our platform is specifically designed to empower MSPs as they seek to secure their business and clients. We can help your organization align security awareness programs with NIST guidelines and best practices, ensuring your compliance and promoting greater peace of mind about your security.

Advanced Threat Protection and Training

In an ever-evolving threat landscape, you need engaging training material that prioritizes relevant topics and current events. Phin Security uses advanced training methodologies, effective incident response training techniques and intriguing, up-to-date content to prepare your MSP to handle sophisticated and modern cybersecurity threats. 

Properly trained users are more likely to appropriately identify and respond to attacks. With comprehensive training from Phin Security, you can embed good security practices into your organization and foster a security-aware culture.

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The Phin Security Advantage in NIST Compliance

At Phin Security, our goal is to save you time, money and hassle. We achieve that goal by providing the effective, easy awareness training you need to engage employees, protect your clients and improve your cybersecurity. Our platform is built specifically for MSPs, so you can trust it to meet your governmental and organizational structure requirements.

Phin Security's platform is easy to use — simply set it up and forget about it. With hands-off and relevant trainingautomated and accurate analytics, and superior customer service and support, we empower your organization to make the necessary changes that promote your security and peace of mind.

Achieving Regulatory Compliance and Beyond

Navigating regulatory compliance updates is easy with Phin Security. We ensure our programs comply with regulations for each sector we work with, enabling you to remain within guidelines as you promote comprehensive protection. Your end users can learn practical skills and knowledge to keep data safe while following proper protocols and regulations.

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Begin Your Journey Toward NIST-Compliant Security Excellence

Discover how Phin Security's NIST-compliant security awareness training can transform your MSP's approach to cybersecurity. Contact us today to learn how we can enhance your cybersecurity efforts.