NIST Cybersecurity Framework Still Going Strong 5 Years On

By Allison Grande (February 19, 2019, 10:20 PM EST) -- A government-created cybersecurity framework has morphed into an unofficial liability shield for a broad range of private industries, and it promises to continue to be influential as the push to develop more formal security standards intensifies, attorneys say.

In a blog post marking the fifth anniversary of its release of the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology last week touted the popularity and broad applicability of the voluntary framework. The agency developed the guidelines in collaboration with the private sector under a presidential executive order and to provide companies with...

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