NIST Cybersecurity Framework: Five years later


NIST Cybersecurity Framework anniversary

Five years after the release of the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, organizations across all sectors of the economy are creatively deploying this voluntary approach to better management of cybersecurity-related risks.

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) issued what is now widely known simply as the “NIST Cybersecurity Framework” on February 12, 2014. Its development was the result of a year-long collaborative process involving hundreds of organizations and individuals from industry, academia and government agencies.

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