With the increase in cloud technologies, there has been a rise in data breaches and cyber-attacks. Cyber-attacks and data breaches cause significant damages to a company’s reputation and credibility. NIST is beneficial because it aids organizations to initiate a risk management process or review their current one. NIST may be a voluntary framework, but if you are an organization seeking to reduce its overall security risks, you should be NIST compliant. That’s where Cloudanix comes into the picture. Cloudanix automates audits that perform various checks consisting of different rules on a wide variety of recipes that we provide. For instance, our AWS recipe of CloudWatch Audit contains several rules like AWS Config Changes Alarm, Authorization Failures Alarm, CMK Disabled or Scheduled for Deletion Alarm, CloudTrail Changes Alarm, Console Sign-in Failures Alarm, IAM Policy Changes Alarm, and many more. These audit rules help you comply with the NIST-800-53 AC-2 (12)(a) clause that stresses monitoring information system accounts for organization-defined atypical usage. Our audit lets you know in the audit report if you are violating these rules and, effectively, this clause of NIST. We have many other recipes and rules that ensure you stay NIST compliant and follow the best security practices while we are taking care of your security audits!