The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) developed its cybersecurity framework to offer a clear, repeatable approach for organizations looking to more effectively manage risk and protect their sensitive data. It provides an outline of important considerations and best practices distributed across five distinct areas: Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond, and Recover.

Contained within every step of this framework are incredibly useful best practices and recommendations that organizations can implement to improve their SaaS security and better uphold their various compliance obligations.

In this paper, we’ll break down best practices across the five distinct areas of the NIST framework and provide a checklist to help GRC leaders ensure compliance in their SaaS environments.