How Can Penetration Testing Help with Risk Assessment and Management?

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Risk management is emerging as a necessary practice for large enterprise businesses and SMBs alike. It isn’t the case that you can simply plug into a cloud provider, operate a few servers on-prem and install firewall and malware protection to call it a day. Risk management is a real process that requires insights into your systems and their operations, and practices like penetration testing and vulnerability scanning can help with that process. 


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What is NIST 800-53 Version 5?

NIST 800-53 V5

NIST 800-53 is the cornerstone of many government cybersecurity policies in the United States, including how security shapes partnerships between federal agencies and IT and cloud providers. Understandably, it has gone through several revisions since its initial publication in 2005 to meet evolving security threats. 

Here, we’ll discuss the latest revision of NIST 800-53, Revision 5. This revision will go into full effect for all providers on September 23, 2021, with the withdrawal of Revision 4. 


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