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The Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) is a voluntary cybersecurity framework consisting of standards, guidelines, and best practices to manage cybersecurity-related risk published by the Nation Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Access the free, downloadable NIST CSF Compliance Guide to learn:

  • A brief history and overview of NIST CSF
  • The 5 security functions of NIST
  • NIST CSF's implementation tiers

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NIST CSF Compliance Guide Overview

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The Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) is a voluntary cybersecurity framework consisting of standards, guidelines, and best practices to manage cybersecurity-related risk published by the Nation Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Since the Framework is voluntary, there are no laws or regulations mandating compliance. However, implementing the Framework helps an organization to better understand, manage, and reduce its cybersecurity risks, as well as assist in determining which activities are most important to assure critical operations and service delivery.

Due to the high-level nature of the Framework, it is especially helpful for communicating inside and outside the organization. Organizations can readily use the Framework to communicate current or desired cybersecurity posture. The high-level nature also allows for flexibility across the organization when implementing controls to meet the requirements.

This guide explains and addresses the following:

  • NIST CSF Overview and History
  • Framework Components Breakdown
  • Five Security Functions
  • Implementation Tiers Explained
  • Framework Profiles Explained
  • Framework Requirements Summary
  • References and Supporting Materials

NIST CSF Framework in Apptega

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Navigating the security compliance landscape can be complex and challenging, but it doesn't have to be. Rather than using disparate file repositories, Excel spreadsheets, and conducting workflow and communications through email, consider using Apptega as your central security management platform. At Apptega, we help companies organize their program around industry best practices and cybersecurity frameworks from PCI, NIST, CIS, ISO, AICPA, GDPR, and more. Our platform was built to make the cybersecurity management process easier for stakeholders, and we provide all of the capabilities you'd want for security program management.

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