RegScale Announces Support for the NIST 800-53 Rev 4 Privacy Catalog

October 7, 2022 | By J. Travis Howerton

The National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) Special Publicatin (SP) 800-53 Rev 4 Privacy Catalog provides a structured set of controls for protecting privacy and serves as a roadmap for organizations to use in identifying and implementing privacy controls concerning the entire life cycle of Personally Identifiable Information (PII), whether in paper or electronic form. The controls focus on information privacy as a value distinct from, but highly interrelated with, information security. Privacy controls are the administrative, technical, and physical safeguards employed within organizations to protect and ensure the proper handling of PII. Organizations may also engage in activities that do not involve the collection and use of PII, but may nevertheless raise privacy concerns and associated risk. The privacy controls are equally applicable to those activities and can be used to analyze the privacy risk and mitigate such risk when necessary.

At RegScale, we give customers easy and free tools to get started with building a fully compliant privacy program with support for tracking policies, related assessments, evidence collection, issues management/performance improvement, and other related workflows. As of October 7, 2022, RegScale has announced that we officially support the NIST 800-53 Rev 4 Appendix J as a catalog within our platform with automated tools/wizards for building compliant privacy programs. In addition, we have published multiple machine readable formats of the privacy catalog including the raw JSON and NIST OSCAL that are available upon request. These artifacts are freely available for others to reuse in their privacy automation programs using machine readable formats.

Schedule a free demo today to learn how RegScale can help you continuously meet your privacy requirements. If you are ready to start automating your processes for creating and managing privacy requirements, this demo will also show how you can leverage RegScale to deliver continuous compliance. In addition to offering free tools, we have experienced compliance professionals who can assist you in creating robust privacy artifacts that will help you pass audits and reduce your risk with ease. With RegScale, our customers get software with a service to provide a concierge like experience for reducing risk related to their privacy programs.

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