White Paper

Aligning Zscaler Workload Segmentation
with the NIST CSF

The National Institute of Standards (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) is a go-to guide for enterprises that want to evaluate their cybersecurity efficacy, define and/or implement a (new, enhanced) cybersecurity program strategy, and analyze how commercial products and services help the organization meet the guidance laid out in the CSF, which lays out a practical plan for:

  • Identifying and prioritizing cybersecurity risk
  • Creating an adaptive structure based on the company’s individual goals and needs
  • Building repeatable processes
  • Measuring the success of the cybersecurity program over time

Because the NIST CSF is a template against which companies can assess their progress, we at Zscaler are frequently asked how Zscaler Workload Segmentation aligns with the CSF, or how Zscaler helps companies calibrate closer to the framework’s recommendations. In this whitepaper, we’ll describe how ZWS supports each of the Functions in the Framework Core, well known to most security professionals as: Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond, and Recover.

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