Beachhead Solutions, provider of cloud-managed PC & mobile device encryption, security, and data access control, today announced that the BeachheadSecure® platform has been objectively assessed to fully or partially satisfy 76% of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (69 out of NIST’s 90 subcategories). While businesses are advised to utilize BeachheadSecure as one component of a holistic security technology stack, the cloud-based solution is now proven to offer a decisive head start toward achieving NIST compliance.
Many businesses today operate under the purview of increasingly strict regulatory compliance requirements, including industry-based frameworks like HIPAA and FINRA, and far-reaching governmental controls like GDPR. NIST in particular applies to large businesses with U.S. government contracts, and all subcontractors and vendors working within their ecosystems. Regulated businesses must protect systems and data in close adherence to requirements, and be ready to demonstrate compliance when audits occur.
At the same time, businesses outside the reach of particular regulations must still practice effective security to protect customers, partners, and themselves from damaging breaches and reputational harm. The U.S. government’s NIST Cybersecurity Framework offers a particularly powerful and advisable set of comprehensive general-purpose cybersecurity best practices for these businesses to adopt. In fact, many of the security questionnaires that businesses and suppliers are now asked to complete to verify their cybersecurity readiness are based on applicable NIST Cybersecurity Framework components.
For any business that seeks NIST-quality data security protections, BeachheadSecure immediately fulfills all NIST requirements around endpoint security, including PCs, Macs, laptops, tablets, and USB storage devices. BeachheadSecure delivers complete data encryption capabilities essential to cybersecurity, along with advanced automatic access controls that flexibly safeguard systems and data without impacting employee productivity. In particular, BeachheadSecure’s RiskResponder® offers powerful automated custom responses for addressing potential security events, including invalid logins, failed network check-ins, security software tampering, geofence perimeter violations, and network-borne attacks.
The NIST Cybersecurity Framework’s 90 subcategories detail and define a business’s required capabilities to identify, protect, detect, respond, and recover from threats. With BeachheadSecure, businesses can immediately address:
• 77% (30 of 39) of NIST “Protect” requirements
• 76% (13 of 17) of NIST “Detect” requirements
• 88% (14 of 16) of NIST “Respond” requirements
“We’re proud to report that BeachheadSecure alone meets 76% of NIST Cybersecurity Framework requirements, giving businesses a tremendous leg up in achieving NIST-compliant practices,” said Cam Roberson, Vice President of Sales & Channel Development, Beachhead Solutions. “As part of a holistic security stack that should include network security protections, employee training, data backups, and thoughtful policies, BeachheadSecure is built to be your flagship NIST compliance solution – whether you’re winning customers in NIST-secured supply chains or simply implementing top-tier cybersecurity protections.”
“As a vendor doing business with both utility and government agencies, contracts are tied to increasingly-detailed infosecurity questionnaires about our security posture and how we can proactively address various threat vectors, said David Weisong, CIO, Energy Solutions. “BeachheadSecure enables us to instantly check many of those boxes. The platform is an integral part of our security plan and its comprehensive security stack helps us maintain and grow our business.
About Beachhead Solutions
Beachhead Solutions offers first-in-class data security to businesses with BeachheadSecure™, the only web-based security platform that can enforce encryption and security policy. BeachheadSecure provides a multi-faceted approach – including remote data wiping and controlling access to at-risk data – for protecting sensitive company data on Windows and Mac PCs, iOS and Android phones & tablets, and USB storage devices. BeachheadSecure is user-transparent and easily administered via a single unified management console.