MSP Cybersecurity Initiative: NIST, NCCoE Seek Comments

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), part of NIST, has announced “Improving Cybersecurity of Managed Service Providers,” a project designed to deliver a cybersecurity reference model that MSPs can customize to fit their cybersecurity program needs.

NCCoE’s project helps MSPs implement IT architecture that reduces security vulnerabilities, according to the organization. It also provides MSPs with guidance so they can adopt cybersecurity technologies and techniques that result in better security for themselves and their small and medium-sized business (SMB) customers.

NCCoE will build a standards-based, modular and end-to-end example solution(s) to help MSPs address cybersecurity challenges aligned to the NIST Cybersecurity Framework v1.1, the organization stated. This approach may include architectural model definition, logical design, build development, test and evaluation and security control mapping.

In addition, NCCoE will use the project to produce a publicly available NIST Cybersecurity Practice Guide. With this guide, MSPs can implement a cybersecurity reference architecture model.

NCCoE is seeking comments to help refine the challenge and scope of its project, and it will accept project feedback until Nov. 8.

Read more at: MSSP Alert