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Is NIST CSF a framework?

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Is NIST CSF a framework?

Yes, the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NIST CSF) is a framework. It is a set of guidelines for organizations to use when developing and implementing cybersecurity practices. The NIST CSF provides a comprehensive set of activities and best practices for organizations to use to protect their critical infrastructure from cyber threats.

The NIST CSF is organized into five main categories: Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond, and Recover. Each of these categories contains specific activities and best practices that organizations can use to improve their cybersecurity posture.

The framework is designed to be flexible and customizable, so organizations can tailor it to their specific needs. In addition, the NIST CSF provides organizations with a set of metrics to measure their progress in implementing the framework. These metrics enable organizations to track their progress and ensure that they are meeting their cybersecurity goals.

Overall, the NIST CSF is a comprehensive framework that provides organizations with a structured approach to improving their cybersecurity posture.

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