ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CIS responded today to the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) request for information on the NIST Framework for Improving the Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (the Framework). Visit https://msisac.cisecurity.org/documents/CIS-NISTRFIResponse.cfm to read the Center for Internet Security's response.
"The Center for Internet Security continues to support NIST's important mission, and we are honored to have the CIS Critical Security Controls™ acknowledged and mapped as one of the Informative References in the Framework, offered as a way to help users prioritize and implement the Framework," according to Tony Sager, CIS Senior VP and Chief Evangelist for the Center for Internet Security. "The CIS Controls are a highly practical approach, developed by a community of security experts with first hand knowledge of the threat."
"We value our partnership with NIST and look forward to working with them on the future evolution of the Framework," said Steve Spano, CIS President and Chief Operating Officer. The NIST community approach to the development of the Framework mirrors our longstanding community focus for developing security best practices and we hope to see continued community involvement."
"We are also honored to have the CIS Security Benchmarks contained in the NIST National Checklist Repository http://csrc.nist.gov/fdcc/faq-common_security_configurations.html as official configuration guidance for use by federal agencies and other entities subject to Federal Information Security Management (FISMA) compliance requirements," said Spano.
Visit http://www.nist.gov/cyberframework/index.cfm to see the list questions NIST posed to the public regarding the Framework.
NIST was founded in 1901 and is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, responsible for developing standards and promoting innovation. It is one of the nation's oldest physical science laboratories. Visit http://www.nist.gov/index.cfm for more information.
About the Center for Internet Security
The Center for Internet Security (CIS) is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to enhancing the cybersecurity readiness and response among public and private sector entities. Utilizing its strong industry and government partnerships, CIS combats evolving cybersecurity challenges on a global scale and helps organizations adopt key best practices to achieve immediate and effective defenses against cyber attacks. CIS is home to the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC), CIS Security Benchmarks, and CIS Critical Security Controls. To learn more please visit CISecurity.org or follow us on Twitter at @CISecurity.
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