NIST begins development of privacy risk management framework

On September 4, NIST (the National Institute of Standards and Technology) launched a project to develop a voluntary privacy framework. It will be kicking off the project with a public workshop held in Austin, Texas, on October 16. The workshop invites stakeholders to contribute their ideas.

Representatives will introduce the framework development process to attendees. Attendees will also learn about how organizations are managing privacy risk and the challenges they face. The floor will then open to discussions on how the framework can meet these challenges.

NIST plans to release an annotated outline of the proposed framework based on the results.

The Privacy Risk Management Framework

The framework will help organizations manage risk. NIST plans an approach that helps organizations prioritize strategies for effective and flexible privacy protection solutions. The framework models itself after NIST’s Cybersecurity Framework (CSF). The CSF is a voluntary framework used to manage and mitigate cybersecurity risk based on existing standards, guidelines and practices. The CSF has proven to be flexible enough to also be implemented by organizations in any sector and around the world.

Learn more about the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

Organizations that are serious about protecting people’s privacy should also be serious about cybersecurity. It’s important for all organizations to protect themselves from the devastating impact of a cyber attack. A solid cybersecurity strategy helps protect your organization. It will also help your business keep running in the event of a successful cyber attack.

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