What is NIST CSF 1.1?
The NIST CSF 1.1 refers to the National Institute of Standards and Technology Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) version 1.1. The CSF is a set of guidelines, standards, and best practices designed to help organizations manage and improve their cybersecurity posture. It provides a flexible framework that organizations of any size and in any sector can use to assess and enhance their cybersecurity capabilities.
The NIST CSF 1.1, released in April 2018, is an update to the original version (1.0) and incorporates feedback from various stakeholders. It includes additional details on managing cybersecurity within the supply chain, clarifies key terms, and provides more guidance on how to use and implement the framework effectively.
The framework is structured around the core functions of Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond, and Recover, providing a holistic approach to managing and mitigating cybersecurity risks. Organizations can use the NIST CSF as a tool to assess their current cybersecurity practices, establish a cybersecurity program, and communicate about cybersecurity both internally and externally.