In the News: Navigating the new landscape: Understanding and implementing NIST CSF 2.0
Published originally on March 27, 2024 on Federal News Network.


The innovations in technology have had incredible impacts to how we interact with the world. Less than a decade ago, IoT felt foreign. Now generative AI is changing how we interact with the internet. And with all of this, cybersecurity threats have evolved as well, demanding agility and constant adaptation from organizations.

Recognizing this reality, the National Institute of Standards and Technology released the highly anticipated NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) 2.0. This updated framework aims to equip organizations with a robust and adaptable guide to managing cybersecurity risks in today’s dynamic environment.


Enter NIST CSF 2.0: A framework evolved

Building upon the success of its predecessor, NIST CSF 2.0 offers several key enhancements:

Expanded scope: The framework now caters to a wider range of cybersecurity objectives, encompassing identify, protect, detect, respond, recover and govern. This holistic approach addresses the entire cybersecurity lifecycle.

New function – “govern”: This addition emphasizes the critical role of governance in managing cybersecurity risks and ensuring alignment with organizational strategies.

Enhanced guidance: CSF 2.0 provides more comprehensive and practical guidance on implementing the framework, including improved examples and resources.

Improved clarity and usability: The revised framework streamlines terminology and simplifies structure, making it easier for organizations to understand and utilize.

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