NIST’s New and Improved Cybersecurity Framework

April 12, 2024
NIST's ongoing efforts to enhance CSF resources and foster community feedback show its commitment to continually improving cybersecurity practices.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently unveiled the Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) 2.0, marking a significant update since its inception in 2014, Control reported.

This comprehensive guide aims to reduce cybersecurity risks for organizations of all sizes and sectors, offering tailored pathways for implementation and customization. Automation engineers would find CSF 2.0 particularly intriguing due to its emphasis on governance and its expanded scope beyond critical infrastructure protection.

The framework's focus on governance underscores the importance of informed decision-making in cybersecurity strategy, aligning with the growing recognition of cybersecurity as a significant enterprise risk. Moreover, the framework's structure around six key functions, including the newly added "govern" function, provides automation engineers with a holistic view of cybersecurity risk management, facilitating the integration of automated solutions into organizational cybersecurity strategies.

Furthermore, CSF 2.0 offers a wealth of resources to aid implementation, including implementation examples, quick-start guides, and a searchable catalog of references. This wealth of resources enables automation engineers to access relevant guidance and tools efficiently, streamlining the integration of cybersecurity measures into automated systems.

For more information about NIST’s CSF update, read the full story from partner publication Control.

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