NIST Risk Management Framework

NIST Risk Management Framework

The NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF) is a structured approach to identifying, assessing, controlling and monitoring information security risks within an organization.

The framework consists of six phases:

  1. Categorize: identify systems and assets and determine the level of protection required.
  2. Select: Select appropriate security controls used to mitigate risk.
  3. Implement: Implement the security controls in the systems and assets.
  4. Assess: Evaluate the effectiveness of the security controls to determine whether the security measures are adequate.
  5. Authorize: decide whether the systems and assets are safe enough to put into production.
  6. Monitor: Continuously monitor and review security controls to ensure security continues to meet requirements.

The NIST RMF is a flexible framework and can be adapted to the specific needs of an organization. It is used by government agencies and businesses around the world.

Updated on 07 Aug, 2023
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