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NIST Considers Cybersecurity Framework Update


Cybersecurity , Risk Management

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is considering updating its 2-year-old cybersecurity framework late next year, says Matt Barrett, program manager.

In part one of a two-part interview, with Information Security Media Group, Barrett characterizes the revision as a minor update, not a major overhaul, but one that refines and clarifies provisions in the existing framework. "Just to be clear, we're not headed toward a version 2.0 right now; we're definitely not," Barrett says. "We're headed to something that's more like a 1.1."

In the interview (click player beneath image to listen), Barrett also:

Describes the type of revisions that might be incorporated in the updated framework; Addresses criticisms that NIST hasn't tested the framework to determine its value to organizations, especially small businesses; and Explains why NIST may continue to oversee the cybersecurity framework despite an initial plan that a...(continued)
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