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NIST 800-53 Policy Templates


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Arlington is a recognized industry leader when it comes to federal cybersecurity regulatory compliance with our industry leading offering of NIST 800-53 policy templates, available exclusively through the Arlington Security Portal (ASP). Our commitment to excellence and innovation to delivering top-tier NIST 800-53 policy templates have made us the go-to choice for organizations seeking comprehensive and highly effective resources to bolster their security posture and meet regulatory requirements.
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Direct Mapping to NIST 800-53 Controls

At the Arlington Security Portal (ASP), our documentation has been thoughtfully developed to seamlessly align with the NIST 800-53 control families, providing organizations with a clear and structured roadmap for compliance and security.

Each control family within the
NIST framework represents a specific area that must be addressed in terms of control maturity, and our documentation maps out how organizations can address and implement controls within these families. For instance, within the Access Control family, our documentation outlines detailed procedures for establishing and enforcing access policies, ensuring that only authorized individuals can access critical systems & data.

We provide step-by-step guidance on access control measures, from user authentication to role-based access, allowing organizations to tailor their security measures to their specific needs.
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Arlington Security Portal (ASP)

The Arlington Security Portal (ASP) serves as a hub of knowledge and expertise, housing an extensive library of expertly developed NIST 800-53 policies, procedures, programs,and plan templates.

What sets our templates apart is the level of detail, customization, and relevance we have built into every single document. We understand that no two organizations are exactly alike, and compliance requirements can vary significantly. That's why our templates are not one-size-fits-all; they are tailored to address the unique needs and nuances of different industries, government agencies, and compliance frameworks.
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The Very Best NIST 800-53 Documentation

The benefits of our NIST 800-53 policy templates extend across a wide-range of compliance standards, making Arlington a trusted partner for organizations pursuing FedRAMP, StateRAMP, FISMA, CMMC, NIST 800-171, and NISP eMASS compliance. Our templates serve as a foundation for organizations to build their NIST 800 specific cybersecurity policies, procedures, and controls in alignment with these regulatory frameworks. By leveraging our templates, organizations can expedite the compliance process, save significant time and resources, and reduce the complexities associated with interpreting and implementing the NIST 800-53 controls.

With the Arlington Security Portal's industry-leading NIST 800-53 policy templates, organizations gain a competitive edge by accelerating the implementation of critical security controls, streamlining their compliance efforts, and enhancing their overall cybersecurity resilience. Our commitment to excellence and a deep understanding of the dynamic cybersecurity landscape empowers organizations to navigate the complex terrain of information security with confidence.

In addition to aiding in regulatory compliance, our policy templates become indispensable tools for bolstering data protection, earning trust from clients and partners, and safeguarding sensitive information in an increasingly digital and interconnected world. ASP's NIST 800-53 policy templates are your trusted allies in the ongoing battle against cyber threats, providing organizations with the resources they need to fortify their defenses and safeguard their critical assets.
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More Than NIST 800-53 Policy Templates

Incident Response: ASP leads the industry in providing exceptional incident response (IR) plan documents that align with the NIST 800-53 framework. Developed by seasoned experts with a deep understanding of the ever-evolving threat landscape, ASP's documents empower businesses and institutions to navigate crises with confidence.

Contingency Planning: ASP offers high-quality NIST 800-53 contingency planning (CP) documents for download. Our well-written,
industry leading contingency planning documents are rooted in the NIST 800-53 framework, providing organizations with a solid foundation to ensure business continuity and disaster recovery in the face of unforeseen disruptions.

More specifically, our contingency planning documents are designed by experts with a profound understanding of the NIST 800-53 guidelines, ensuring that organizations receive comprehensive, adaptable, and highly effective solutions to safeguard their operations. By choosing ASP for your contingency planning needs, you're investing in the highest standard of preparedness documentation, empowering your organization to proactively address and mitigate risks while maintaining operational resilience.

Tabletop Exercises:
Tabletop exercises are invaluable for testing incident response and contingency plan programs as mandated by NIST 800-53 because they provide a controlled and realistic simulation of potential security incidents and disruptions. These exercises allow organizations to assess the effectiveness of their plans, procedures, and the coordination of their incident response teams in a low-risk environment. By mimicking real-world scenarios, tabletop exercises help identify weaknesses, gaps, and areas for improvement in a proactive manner.

When performed correctly, tabletop exercises enable teams to refine their decision-making processes, communication strategies, and overall readiness to respond swiftly and effectively to incidents, ensuring that when a real crisis arises, the organization is well-prepared to mitigate risks and minimize the impact, ultimately bolstering the security and resilience of critical systems and data.

Awareness & Training Manuals:
Security awareness and training measures, as mandated by NIST 800-53, are of extreme importance as they serve as the foundation for a robust cybersecurity posture. These measures ensure that employees, contractors, and stakeholders are well-informed about security policies, procedures, and best practices, empowering them to recognize and respond effectively to potential threats.

By fostering a culture of security awareness, organizations not only reduce the likelihood of human error leading to security breaches but also enhance their overall resilience against cyberattacks. Such training programs help personnel develop the skills necessary to safeguard critical systems and data, ultimately strengthening the organization's ability to meet regulatory requirements, protect sensitive information, and adapt to the ever-evolving threat landscape. With ASP, organizations can download well-written training manuals relating to cybersecurity, data privacy, insider threats, contingency planning, incident response, along with developer training.

Insider Threat Programs: Having an
insider threat program, as stipulated by NIST 800-53, is crucial because it acknowledges the reality that insider threats, whether malicious or unintentional, pose a significant risk to organizations' cybersecurity. Such a program allows organizations to proactively detect, deter, and respond to insider threats by implementing rigorous monitoring, reporting, and mitigation strategies.

By focusing on internal vulnerabilities, organizations can protect sensitive data, critical systems, and intellectual property from unauthorized access, data breaches, and other insider-driven security incidents. In essence, an insider threat program serves as a vital safeguard, helping organizations fortify their defenses from threats originating within their own ranks and ensuring the continued integrity and security of their operations. What’s more, many of today’s regulations require an insider threat program to be in place.  Think FedRAMP, FISMA, and more.

Supply Chain Risk Management Plan: Having a supply chain risk management plan, as mandated by NIST 800-53, is critical in today's interconnected business landscape. Such a plan acknowledges that supply chains are often vulnerable points in an organization's cybersecurity posture, and proactive measures are necessary to mitigate risks. Additionally, such a plan allows organizations to assess, monitor, and manage the security posture of their suppliers and partners, ensuring that third-party vulnerabilities do not compromise the integrity of their operations or data. By implementing supply chain risk management, organizations can identify and address potential threats, maintain business continuity, ultimately bolstering their overall resilience in an environment where supply chain disruptions and cyberattacks are becoming increasingly prevalent.
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FedRAMP Policy Templates

For organizations navigating the intricacies of FedRAMP compliance, our NIST 800-53 FedRAMP policy templates offer a clear roadmap to align with the rigorous security standards required for cloud services providers.

StateRAMP compliance, a crucial consideration for organizations serving state governments, becomes more accessible through our templates, as they can be tailored to meet the specific requirements of the LOW, MODERATE, and HIGH impact level reporting requirements.
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FISMA Policy Templates

FISMA compliance, a foundational component of federal information security, is made more manageable with our NIST 800-53 templates, thus providing both federal agencies and private sector contractors with the necessary documentation to protect their sensitive data and systems.

The templates also play a pivotal role in helping organizations achieve CMMC compliance, which is essential for contractors working with the Department of Defense, by outlining the security controls needed to safeguard Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI).
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NIST 800-171 Policy Templates

The Arlington Security Portal (ASP) stands out as an industry leader in providing NIST 800-171 policy templates, offering a comprehensive and highly effective solution for organizations seeking to enhance their cybersecurity posture. Our policy templates have been developed to align seamlessly with the specific requirements outlined in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication 800-171, a crucial framework for safeguarding Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI).

Our industry-leading policy templates assist organizations with the implementation of NIST 800-171 controls, streamlining compliance efforts, and fortifying their cybersecurity defenses. With a commitment to excellence and a deep understanding of the ever-evolving cybersecurity landscape, the Arlington Security Portal (ASP) provides organizations with the essential tools needed to establish a robust security framework. Our policy templates not only help organizations achieve regulatory compliance but also serve as a valuable resource for strengthening overall data protection, bolstering client and partner trust, and safeguarding sensitive information in an increasingly digital and interconnected world.

With the Arlington Security Portal's (ASP) policy templates, organizations can navigate the complexities of cybersecurity with confidence, ensuring the resilience and security of their information assets.

eMASS (NIST RMF with DCSA) Documentation

The Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS) is a specialized information system used by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and other government agencies to manage and streamline the assessment, authorization, and compliance processes related to their cybersecurity and information assurance programs.

eMASS provides a centralized platform for tracking, documenting, and reporting on the security posture of various systems and assets, ensuring they meet the necessary security standards and requirements. It plays a critical role in ensuring the security and integrity of sensitive government information and critical infrastructure by facilitating rigorous assessments, risk management, and continuous monitoring to mitigate cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities.

As for documentation, cleared contractors will need to develop a wide range of NIST 800-53 policies, procedures, programs, and plans for ensuring a successful A&A process. With ASP, we offer all necessary documentation for cleared contractors working in accordance with NISPOM requirements within eMASS as stipulated by DSCA and the relevant DAAPM requirements.
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ASP - The Leader in NIST RMF Documentation

Arlington's industry-leading NIST 800-53 policy templates, available exclusively through the Arlington Security Portal (ASP), represent the gold standard in compliance when implementing the NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF).

Our templates offer unparalleled customization, relevance, and attention to detail, making them indispensable tools for organizations pursuing compliance with FedRAMP, StateRAMP, FISMA, CMMC, NIST 800-171, and NISP eMASS. By choosing Arlington, organizations not only streamline their compliance efforts but also elevate their cybersecurity posture, ensuring the highest level of data protection and regulatory adherence.
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