United States: Where Are We Now? The NIST Cybersecurity Framework One Year Later

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released its Cybersecurity Framework (Framework) almost 15 months ago and charged critical infrastructure companies within the United States to improve their cybersecurity posture. Without question, the Framework has sparked a national conversation about cybersecurity and the controls necessary to improve it. In the past year, we have seen U.S. federal agencies and departments—as well as state governments and associations—engage and embrace the Framework for the various industries that they regulate. We discuss a few examples below.

Federal Agencies' Endorsement and Implementation of the Framework

Since the Framework was released, critical industry sectors have taken steps to align their own security guidance to the framework.

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