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NIST Cybersecurity Framework Series Part 2: Protect

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A key goal of many chief information security officers is to bolster the protections the company uses to safeguard its most critical assets. This type of priority isn't difficult to understand in the current cybersecurity landscape – 360,000 new malicious files were discovered every day in 2017, and many of these threats have continued into 2018.

However, creating a cohesive security posture is easier said than done for today's enterprises. As TechRepublic contributor Brandon Vigliarolo pointed out, challenges like a lack of information sharing can create gaps in overall data protection.

In order to establish more standardized information security standards, the National Institute of Standards and Technology created its Cybersecurity Framework to provide a guide for CISOs and internal security stakeholders.

In the previous part of this series, we provided a primer on the NIST CSF, and examined the first function. To recap, the Identify function requires that organizations...(continued)

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