NIST Cyber Security Framework
Cyber Security threats exploit the increased complexity and connectivity of critical infrastructure systems, placing the Nation’s security, economy, and public safety and health at risk. Similar to risks to reputation and finance, cyber security risks affects a company’s bottom line directly and fast. It can drive up costs and affect revenue. It can harm an organization’s ability to innovate and to gain and maintain customers. Cyber security can be an important and amplifying component of an organization’s overall risk management. To better address these risks, the Cyber security Enhancement Act of 20141 (CEA) updated the role of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to include identifying and developing cyber security risk frameworks for voluntary use by critical infrastructure owners and operators.
With a Security Framework, You Can
- Understand Security Status.
- Establish / Improve a Cyber Security Program.
- Communicate Cyber Security requirements with stakeholders.
- Identify opportunities for new or revised standards
- Enables investment decisions to address gaps
- Having a guideline to protect your network environment and data is the first security step to take