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NIST Cybersecurity Framework: The smart person's guide

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The tech world has a problem: security fragmentation. There's no standard set of rules—or even language—used to address the growing threats of hackers, ransomware, and stolen data, and the threat only continues to grow.

President Obama recognized the threat in 2013, which led to his executive order that attempts to standardize practices. President Trump's recent executive order went one step further and made the framework created by Obama's order into federal government policy.

The framework isn't just for government use, though: It can be adapted to businesses of any size.

TechRepublic's smart person's guide about National Institute of Standards and Technology's Cybersecurity Framework (NIST CSF) is a quick introduction to this new government recommended best practice, as well as a "living" guide that will be updated periodically to reflect changes to the NIST's documentation.

SEE: Check out all of TechRepublic's smart person's guides.

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