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Is CIS the same as NIST?

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Is CIS the same as NIST?

No, CIS and NIST are not the same. The NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) is a voluntary framework that provides guidance to organizations on how to manage their cybersecurity risk. It is designed to be flexible and scalable, allowing organizations to tailor the framework to their specific needs. The NIST CSF is composed of five core functions: Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond, and Recover.

The CIS Controls (V8) is a more prescriptive framework that provides a set of best practices for organizations to implement in order to reduce their risk of cyber attacks. The CIS Controls are divided into 20 categories, each with specific recommendations for how to protect an organization's systems and data.

While both frameworks can be used to manage cybersecurity risk, they are not the same. The NIST CSF provides more general guidance that organizations can use to tailor their own security measures, while the CIS Controls are more specific and provide detailed instructions for how to implement security measures.

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