United States has launched the first version of the Cybersecurity Framework. This framework is a voluntary program designed to help protect critical infrastructure from potential cybersecurity attacks in the country. The launch of this cybersecurity framework is a year-long effort to between government and private sectors organizations to help inform a set of best practices and guidelines for organizations with a wide range of expertise.

After launching the guidelines in October 2013, the National Institute of Standards and Technology has finalized the document to get feedback fro the public.

The framework contains three components: The core which contains a set of activities and references common in infrastructure sectors, the Profiles to help businesses align cybersecurity activities with business requirements, and resources, and Tiers to provide a mechanism for organizations to view their approach and processes for managing cyber risk.

 

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