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What is NIST in cybersecurity?

The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is a non-regulatory government organization that develops and publishes cybersecurity standards and guidelines for federal agencies and other companies. NIST delivers best practices to help organizations meet the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) requirements.

Framework # Framework Name Description
1. NIST CSF NIST CSF stands for the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Cyber-Security Framework. 
2. NIST RMF NIST RMF stands for the National Institute of Standards and Technology Risk Management Framework.
3. NIST SP 800-53 NIST Special Publication 800-53 is entitled “Recommended Security Controls for Federal Information Systems.”
4. NIST SP 800-171 NIST Special Publication 800-171 provides recommended requirements for protecting the confidentiality of controlled unclassified information (CUI). 

 

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