Table of Contents - April 23, 2018

New NIST Cyber Framework Aims to Help Users Assess Risk

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has issued a new version of its influential "Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity" that contains new guidance on how to handle vulnerability disclosures and assess cyber risk, among other things.

Originally developed to help U.S. critical infrastructure entities improve their cyber defenses, the framework was required by an executive order issued in 2013 by the Obama administration and has gone through several updates. The latest version has been under development since late last year (CPR, Dec. 11, 2017).

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