The purpose of Special Publication 800-30 is to provide guidance for conducting risk provides a foundation for the development of an effective risk management program and contains the definitions and the practical guidance for assessing and mitigating risks, provides information on the selection of cost-effective security controls.Risk assessments, carried out at all three tiers in the risk management hierarchy, are part of an overall risk management process providing senior leaders/executives with the information needed to determine appropriate courses of action in response to identified risks.
Achieving and maintaining compliance protects your business from fines and penalties, and ultimately keeps clients, partners, or upper management happy. The results of your Risk Assessment guide your remediation efforts and risk management efforts moving forward.
NIST 800-30 brings with it many benefits, including knowledge of:
NIST standards are based on best practices from several security documents, organizations, and publications, and are designed as a framework for federal agencies and programs requiring stringent security measures.