Recently, we’ve heard a lot about hacks, breaches, and ransomware creating chaotic and expensive issues for organizations around the globe. Whether you are in the government or commercial sectors, this risk gets more real by the day.
The National Institute of Standards (NIST) anticipated these issues and created a Risk Management Framework (RMF) to help you protect your applications and systems from bad actors. NIST’s RMF provides a process that integrates security, privacy, and cyber protection and defense activities into your system development and deployment life cycle. Although initially focused on managing security and privacy risks in federal information systems, RMF is used extensively throughout commercial enterprises.
Managing organizational risk is critical to effective information security a program. NIST RMF can be applied to new and legacy systems, any type of system or technology (e.g., IoT, control systems), and within any type of organization regardless of size or sector.