Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond and Recover
The Cybersecurity Framework consists of standards, guidelines and best practices for managing risk associated with cybersecurity. The priority-based, versatile and cost-effective approach of the Framework helps to promote the safety and stability of critical infrastructure and other sectors that are important to the economy and national security. The Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Framework, or the Cybersecurity Framework, as many of us refer to it, is collaborative guidelines for organizations to better manage and reduce their risk of cybersecurity.
The center of the Framework consists of five functions: Identifying, defending, detecting, reacting and recovering. The Framework offers a set of cybersecurity outcomes under these umbrella roles based on existing principles, guidelines and procedures that companies can tailor to better manage and reduce their risk of cybersecurity.
Cyber Security Framework
Cyber Security Core Functions
Together, the five core functions provide a strategic view of the lifecycle of the cybersecurity risk management of an enterprise and should be viewed as a central point of reference. Here are the five roles and how to perform them: