What Is the NIST Cybersecurity Framework?

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Learn what the NIST Cybersecurity Framework is, who it impacts, and how to implement it in Data Protection 101, our series on the fundamentals of information security.

Set forth by the National Institute of Standards and Technology under the United States Commerce Department, the Cybersecurity Framework is a set of guidelines for private sector companies to follow to be better prepared in identifying, detecting, and responding to cyber-attacks. It also includes guidelines on how to prevent and recover from an attack.

Simply put, the NIST Cybersecurity Framework is a set of best practices, standards, and recommendations that help an organization improve its cybersecurity measures. The optional standards were compiled by NIST after former United States President Barack Obama signed an executive order in 2014.

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