Liongard and Security

Liongard and Security

Liongard's automated documentation, customized Actionable Alerts, and audit reporting provide users with unified visibility into the systems they are managing across the stack. This allows Liongard users to quickly rectify issues as they arise and knowledgeably speak to their customers about these issues because the data does not lie.

Additionally, because Liongard is providing fresh, automated data daily, Liongard partners can maintain their security outcomes, whether they are aligned to the NIST Framework, CIS Controls, CSC and/or CSF.

For more information on Liongard and the NIST Framework and/or CIS Controls, please review our documentation:

Why does Cybersecurity matter?

  • It affects everyone.
  • It’s a shared responsibility.​
  • This is about protecting you, your business, your clients, and everyone in your networks. ​

Cybersecurity is like public health. One of the reasons health officials urge almost everyone to get a flu shot is because people who are infected are more likely to infect others. The same is true for cybersecurity. Infected devices have a way of infecting other devices and compromised systems can make everyone vulnerable, so your cyber hygiene isn't just about protecting you, it's about protecting all of us.​

Security Frameworks

A Security Framework can:

  • Complement your existing cybersecurity and risk management efforts ​
  • Protect your clients and your business ​
  • Build trust with your clients​
  • Foster a security mindset with your employees ​

NIST Cybersecurity Framework

The NIST Cybersecurity Framework, developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) with the U.S. Department of Commerce​, outlines five functions of a successful cybersecurity program.

Utilizing the NIST Framework as a cybersecurity risk management tool, an organization can determine activities that are most important to critical service delivery. ​​

The NIST Framework is designed to complement existing business and cybersecurity operations. It can serve as the foundation for a new cybersecurity program or a mechanism for improving an existing program. The Framework provides a means of expressing cybersecurity requirements to business partners and customers and can help identify gaps in an organization’s cybersecurity practices. It also provides a general set of considerations and processes for considering privacy and civil liberties implications in the context of a cybersecurity program.​​

The NIST Framework and Liongard

For each of the five NIST Framework functions, there are categories that name specific challenges or tasks that MSPs must carry out. For instance, in order for an MSP "Protect" (a NIST function) their systems, they must implement software updates, install antivirus and antimalware programs, and have access control policies in place.​​
Liongard can help MSP teams with several categories. For more information, please review our Strengthen Your MSP's Security Posture​ documentation​


CIS Controls and Liongard

CIS Controls, or the Center for Internet Security Controls, are best practices for securing IT systems and data against the most pervasive attacks.

The CIS Controls' goal is to safeguard private and public organizations against cyber threats. These proven guidelines are continuously refined and verified by a volunteer, global community of experienced IT professionals.

The Controls are broken down into various groups. Starting with the Basic Controls, focusing on protecting hardware and software and privileged groups. To the Foundational Controls protecting against malware and maintaining wireless access control. To Organizational Controls, making sure that teams and clients are trained and that any practices are up to par.

CIS Controls give MSPs the guidance to keep your security practices up to date. For more information, please review our CIS Controls and Liongard documentation

Additional Resources

For more information on Liongard's security practices, please review the following resources: