The tech world has a problem: Security fragmentation. There's no standard set of rules for mitigating cyber risk—or even language—used to address the growing threats of hackers, ransomware and stolen data, and the threat to data only continues to grow.
President Barack Obama recognized the cyber threat in 2013, which led to his cybersecurity executive order that attempts to standardize practices. President Donald Trump's 2017 cybersecurity executive order went one step further and made the framework created by Obama's order into federal government policy.
The framework isn't just for government use, though: It can be adapted to businesses of any size.
TechRepublic's free PDF download cheat sheet about the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Cybersecurity Framework (NIST CSF) is a quick introduction to this new government recommended best practice, as well as a "living" guide that will be updated periodically to reflect changes to the NIST's documentation.
In the download:
- What is the NIST Cybersecurity Framework
- Why does the NIST Cybersecurity Framework matter?
- Who does the NIST Cybersecurity Framework affect?
- When is the NIST Cybersecurity Framework happening?
- How can I implement the NIST Cybersecurity Framework?
- And more!