Written Information Security Program (WISP) Bundle #1 (30% discount)
Focused on NIST Cybersecurity Framework Compliance
This bundle is designed for organizations that need to comply with the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NIST CSF). This is beyond just the Written Information Security Program's (WISP) cybersecurity policies and standards. This is addresses the unique compliance needs for NIST CSF. The end result is a comprehensive, customizable, easily implemented set of documentation that your company needs to establish a NIST CSF-based cybersecurity program. Being Microsoft Word documents, you have the ability to make edits, as needed.
Why Are These Products Part of The Bundle?
Based client feedback, we made this bundle to simplify the needs to comply with NIST CSF. When you break down the requirements to comply with this framework, you will see how the products address a specific compliance need:
|ComplianceForge Product||Supports NIST CSF Requirement|
|Written Information Security Program (WISP)||ID.GV-1|
|Vendor Compliance Program (VCP)||ID.SC-1|
|Cybersecurity Risk Management Program (RMP)||ID.GV-4
|Cybersecurity Risk Assessment Template (CRA)||ID.RA-1
|Vulnerability & Patch Management Program (VPMP)||ID.RA-1
|Cybersecurity Incident Response Program (CIRP)||PR.IP-9|
|Cybersecurity Standardized Operating Procedures (CSOP)||PR.IP-5|
|Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP)||RC.RP-1|
|Secure Baseline Configurations (SBC)||PR.IP-1
Please note that if you want a customized bundle, we are happy to create one for you. Just contact us with your needs and we will generate a quote for you.
Cost Savings Estimate - WISP Bundle #1 for NIST Cybersecurity Framework Compliance
When you look at the costs associated with either (1) hiring an external consultant to write cybersecurity documentation for you or (2) tasking your internal staff to write it, the cost comparisons paint a clear picture that buying from ComplianceForge is the logical option. Compared to hiring a consultant, you can save months of wait time and tens of thousands of dollars. Whereas, compared to writing your own documentation, you can potentially save hundreds of work hours and the associated cost of lost productivity. Purchasing this bundle from ComplianceForge offers these fundamental advantages when compared to the other options for obtaining quality cybersecurity documentation:
- For your internal staff to generate comparable documentation, it would take them an estimated 1,470 internal staff work hours, which equates to a cost of approximately $110,250 in staff-related expenses. This is about 9-15 months of development time where your staff would be diverted from other work.
- If you hire a consultant to generate this documentation, it would take them an estimated 920 contractor work hours, which equates to a cost of approximately $276,000. This is about 9-12 months of development time for a contractor to provide you with the deliverable.
- This bundle is approximately 4% of the cost for a consultant or 10% of the cost of your internal staff to generate equivalent documentation.
- We process most orders the same business day so you can potentially start working with the documentation the same day you place your order.
Products Included in WISP Bundle #1
NIST CSF-Based Written Information Security Program (WISP)
- NIST CSF based cybersecurity policies & standards in an editable Microsoft Word format.
- The WISP addresses the “why?” and “what?” questions in an audit, since policies and standards form the foundation for your cybersecurity program.
- Under each of the policies are standards that support those policy statements.
Vendor Compliance Program (VCP)
- The VCP addresses the “how?” questions for how your company manages risk with third parties (e.g., service provides, vendors, contractors, etc.).
- This is an editable Microsoft Word document that is essentially a “mini-WISP” document that is intended to be shared with third parties, as compared to sharing detailed policies and standards.
- The VCP contains concise cybersecurity-related expectations that your company expects your third parties to abide by.
- The text from the VCP can be used in a contract addendum or shared as a stand-alone document.
- The VCP helps provide evidence of due care in how your company informs third parties about their cybersecurity obligations.
Risk Management Program (RMP)
- The RMP addresses the “how?” questions for how your company manages risk.
- This is an editable Microsoft Word document that provides program-level guidance to directly supports the WISP and DSP policies and standards for managing cybersecurity risk.
- In summary, this addresses fundamental needs when it comes to risk management requirements:
- How risk is defined.
- Who can accept risk.
- How risk is calculated by defining potential impact and likelihood.
- Necessary steps to reduce risk.
- Risk considerations for vulnerability management.
- The RMP is based on leading frameworks, such as NIST 800-37, NIST 800-39, ISO 31010 and COSO 2013.
Cybersecurity Risk Assessment (CRA) Template
- The CRA supports the RMP product in answering the “how?” questions for how your company manages risk.
- This contains both an editable Microsoft Word document and Microsoft Excel spreadsheet that allows for professional-quality risk assessments.
- The CRA directly supports the RMP, as well as the WISP's policies and standards, for managing cybersecurity risk. It does this by enabling your company to produce risk assessment reports.
Vulnerability & Patch Management Program (VPMP)
- The VPMP addresses the “how?” questions for how your company manages technical vulnerabilities and patch management operations.
- This is an editable Microsoft Word document that provides program-level guidance to directly supports the WISP and DSP policies and standards for managing vulnerabilities.
- In summary, this addresses fundamental needs when it comes to vulnerability management requirements:
- Who is responsible for managing vulnerabilities.
- What is in scope for patching and vulnerability management.
- Defines the vulnerability management methodology.
- Defines timelines for conducting patch management operations.
- Considerations for assessing risk with vulnerability management.
- Vulnerability scanning and penetration testing guidance.
- Information Assurance (IA) guidance to support secure engineering activities.
Cybersecurity Incident Response Program (CIRP)
- The CIRP addresses the “how?” questions for how your company manages cybersecurity incidents.
- This is primarily an editable Microsoft Word document, but it comes with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Visio templates.
- In summary, this addresses fundamental needs when it comes to incident response requirements:
- Defines the hierarchical approach to handling incidents.
- Categorizes eleven different types of incidents and four different classifications of incident severity.
- Defines the phases of incident response operations, including deliverables expected for each phase.
- Defines the Integrated Security Incident Response Team (ISIRT) to enable a unified approach to incident response operations.
- Defines the scientific method approach to incident response operations.
- Provides guidance on how to write up incident reports (e.g., lessons learned).
- Provides guidance on forensics evidence acquisition.
- Identifies and defines Indicators of Compromise (IoC).
- Identifies and defines sources of evidence.
- The CIRP contains “tabletop exercise” scenarios, based on the categories of incidents.
- This helps provide evidence of due care in how your company handles cybersecurity incidents.
- The CIRP is based on leading frameworks, such as NIST 800-37, NIST 800-39, ISO 31010 and COSO 2013.
Cybersecurity Standardized Operating Procedures Template (CSOP)
- The NIST CSF version of the CSOP is a template for procedures. This is an expectation that companies have to demonstrate HOW cybersecurity controls are actually implemented.
- This is an editable Microsoft Word document.
- Given the difficult nature of writing templated procedure statements, we aimed for approximately a "80% solution" since it is impossible write a 100% complete cookie cutter procedure statement that can be equally applied across multiple organizations. What this means is ComplianceForge did the heavy lifting and you just need to fine-tune the procedure with the specifics that only you would know to make it applicable to your organization. It is pretty much filling in the blanks and following the helpful guidance that we provide to identify the who/what/when/where/why/how to make it complete.
- The CSOP is mapped to leading frameworks to help with mapping compliance requirements.
Continuity of Operations Program (COOP)
- The COOP addresses the “how?” questions for how your company plans to respond to disasters to maintain business continuity.
- This is an editable Microsoft Word document that provides program-level guidance to directly supports the WISP's policies and standards for disaster recovery and business continuity operations.
- The concept of “continuity operations” spans incident response to disaster recovery to business continuity operations. This is a very common requirement in numerous statutory, regulatory and contractual requirements. The COOP provides your organization with the documentation to prove it addresses both disaster recovery and business continuity.
- The CIRP is based on numerous frameworks to provide a holistic approach to DR and BC operations.
Secure Baseline Configurations (SBC)
- The SBC addresses the “how?” questions for how your company securely configures its technology assets, such as system hardening according to CIS Benchmarks, DISA STIGs or vendor recommendations.
- This is an editable Microsoft Word document that provides program-level guidance to direct systems administrators, third-parties and other asset custodians on the expectation to harden operating systems, applications and services.
- The hardening of systems is a basic requirement, but most organization struggle with a way to document the requirements they are using to secure their assets. This is where the SBC comes into play.
- The SBC leverages multiple sources for "industry best practices" and you are able to select what works best for your organization.