NIST Compliance for macOS

The National Institute of Standards and Technology, or NIST, is an organization in the U.S. Department of Commerce that deals with many aspects of technology—from communications systems, to quantum science, to health & bioscience. However, one of the things that NIST is best known for is its publications and standards regarding cybersecurity (such as the NIST cybersecurity framework and NIST 800-171). Maintaining compliance with the NIST cybersecurity framework is a major goal for many organizations because it helps to protect them against …

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FedRAMP Compliance for macOS

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, or FedRAMP, is a government program designed to provide, as they put it in their FedRAMP Security Assessment Framework document, “a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud-based services.” While FedRAMP is meant for cloud service providers (CSPs) and government agencies, other organizations can still benefit from maintaining FedRAMP compliance—especially if they plan to work with a government agency at some point. The scope for devices needing FedRAMP is …

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