Best Practices in Implementing the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

Archived Published: 21 January 2016 ID: G00296149

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The Cybersecurity Framework is a U.S. federal risk-based framework that requires organizations to assess and treat risk without the guidance of a compliance checklist. This framework can serve as a foundation for organizations for future cybersecurity regulations.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Analysis
    • Understand the Relationship Between the CSF and the RMF, and Use a Risk-Based Approach to Achieve Appropriate Levels of Security
      • The Risk Management Framework
      • The Cybersecurity Framework
      • Document Current and Target State for Cybersecurity Posture, Then Regularly Assess Progress Toward the Target State
      • Identify and Prioritize Opportunities for Improvement Within the Context of a Continuous and Repeatable Process
      • Communicate Among Internal and External Stakeholders About Cybersecurity Risk
      • Address Challenges to CSF Implementation
    • 2015 Review of the CSF by the U.S. Government Accountability Office
    • Getting Started With CSF Implementation
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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