What is the NIST Cybersecurity Framework?

The NIST Cybersecurity Framework is a set of best practices organizations can use to keep their assets secure. Created by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the framework was designed to make cost-effective data security possible for organizations of any size.

Who Is Impacted by the NIST Framework?

It’s easy to think that NIST compliance and data security only really apply to IT departments. In reality, every single person in your organization with a computer or access to your computer plays a role in maintaining cybersecurity standards

6 Steps for Implementing the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

  1. Set Your Goals
  2. Create a Detailed Profile
  3. Determine Your Current Position
  4. Analyze Any Gaps and Identify the Actions Needed
  5. Implement Your Plan
  6. Take Advantage of NIST Resources