The NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) is a voluntary framework primarily intended for critical infrastructure organizations to manage and mitigate cybersecurity risk based on existing standards, guidelines, and practices. However, the NIST CSF has proven to be flexible enough to also be implemented by non-US and non-critical infrastructure organizations.
Benefits of the NIST CSF
The NIST CSF provides:
- A common ground for cybersecurity risk management
- A list of cybersecurity activities that can be customized to meet the needs of any organization
- A complementary guideline for an organization’s existing cybersecurity program and risk management strategy
- A risk-based approach to identifying cybersecurity vulnerabilities
- A systematic way to prioritize and communicate cost-effective improvement activities among stakeholders
- A frame of reference on how an organization views managing cybersecurity risk management
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NIST CSF and ISO 27001
Risk management is a central theme of the NIST CSF. Taking a risk-based approach is generally key to effective security, which is also reflected in ISO 27001, the international standard for information security.
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