Continuous Monitoring is a piece of the NIST 800-171 rule that frequently gets overlooked as a requirement. There are many reasons for this, but the most frequent is that most companies think, once the security controls are implemented they are compliant. That’s not the case. DFARS 252.204-7012 (Implementing NIST 800-171) as well as FAR 52.204-21, once the security controls are implemented, must be maintained.
Continuous Monitoring enables information security professionals to see a continuous stream of near real-time snapshots of the state of their security, data, networks, endpoints, even cloud devices, and applications. Assessing security controls, as well as ongoing monitoring of security controls, are both directly assisted by continuous monitoring through vulnerability monitoring processes, which many organizations already have in place.
The benefits of continuous monitoring, aside from a lighter work-load for your IT department, is peace of mind that the security controls, you spent well-earned capital to implement, stay strong and do their job to protect your companies’ vital systems.
Technologies in conjunction with processes are used for Continuous Monitoring. Techni-Core provides a wide variety of solutions to continuously monitor company systems after security controls have been implemented. Check out our Cyber Security Products page for a detailed list of our solutions for Continuous Monitoring.