NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CsF)

NIST CsF provides an overarching incident management-based approach to cybersecurity that is intended to apply broadly across all organizations, regardless of size, industry, or cybersecurity sophistication.

Profiles can be used to identify opportunities for improving cybersecurity posture by comparing a “Current” Profile with a “Target” Profile.


The tiers are a useful tool and they “provide context on how an organization views cybersecurity risk and the processes in place to manage that risk.


HIPAA and NIST CsF Services

Align your HIPAA Compliance Program with the NIST CsF Standard!
  • Organize basic cybersecurity activities and examine application of NIST CsF to address HIPAA and HITECH mandates.

  • Every HIPAA risk assessment includes a complimentary review and update of policies.

  • Perform a cybersecurity assessment that includes review of external, internal, wireless, and firewall systems.

  • Global leader in HIPAA and cybersecurity programs including Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP), Certified Security Compliance Specialist™ (CSCS™), and Certified Cyber Security Architect℠ (CCSA℠) programs.

  • Assess the cybersecurity and compliance risks of all biomed and Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

  • Knowledge transfer throughout the HIPAA compliance and NIST CsF engagement.

  • Easy and immediate access to the ecfirst Chief Executive Officer to address any requirements.

  • An unconditional guarantee of your complete satisfaction!

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HIPAA Methodology

HIPAA Methodology


From CMS Meaningful Use, to MIPS Quality Measures, to critical HIPAA Security Rule-mandated Risk Assessments, ecfirst can ease your efforts at staying a top of compliance requirements. Discuss managed HIPAA compliance with ecfirst.

HIPAA Privacy Rule

  • Establishes federal standards to safeguard the privacy of personal health information.
  • Gives patients an array of rights with respect to their medical information.
  • Provides the foundation for the HIPAA Security Rule.
HIPAA Privacy Rule


  • Breaches must be reported to OCR.
  • A breach is treated as discovered on first day the breach is known to the covered entity or business associate.

HIPAA Security Rule

  • Emphasizes confidentiality, integrity, and availability of all electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI).
  • Establishes national standards to protect individuals’ ePHI that is created, received, used, or maintained by an organization.
  • Requires appropriate safeguards to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and security of ePHI.

NIST CsF Functions

Function Category
Identify Asset Management
Business Environment
Risk Assessment
Risk Management Strategy
Suppy Chain Risk Management
Protect Identify Management and Access Control
Awareness and Training
Data Security
Information Protection Processes and Procedures
Protective Technology
Function Category
Detect Anomalies and Events
Security Continuous Monitoring
Detection Processes
Respond Response Planning
Recover Recovery Planning

NIST CsF Organization

NIST CsF Organization

Training & Certification

  • Step through all major sections of the HIPAA Final Rule.
  • Examine the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules, as well as HIPAA Transaction Code Sets and Identifiers.
  • Evaluate U.S. state cybersecurity mandates, including California, New York, Texas and others.
  • Examine ISO 27001 and NIST standards.
  • Recognize key concepts to comply with the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
  • Examine and build a practical cybersecurity program.
  • Step through core components of an incident response plan.
  • Review key policies in the areas of risk assessment, mobile devices, cloud computing, encryption, and more.

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Thought Leadership

Ali Pabrai, MSEE, CISSP (ISSAP, ISSMP), CCSFP (HITRUST) is the chief executive of ecfirst, an Inc. 500 business. He is a highly regarded information security and regulatory compliance expert.