The Baldrige Performance Excellence Program is helping to address a critical national need-- promoting and facilitating excellence in cybersecurity. Some reviewing this information may be unfamiliar with Baldrige, while others know the impact of Baldrige and how through the adoption of the concepts and principles found in the Baldrige Excellence Framework many thousands of organizations have dramatically improved their operations and results, including product and service quality, financial outcomes, workforce and customer engagement, and organizational alignment.
The Baldrige Program teamed up with NIST’s Applied Cybersecurity Division, responsible for the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, to develop a self-assessment tool integrating Baldrige concepts and those of the Cybersecurity Framework. The Baldrige Cybersecurity Excellence Builder (BCEB) is a voluntary self-assessment tool that enables organizations to better understand the effectiveness of their cybersecurity risk management efforts. It helps organizations identify strengths and opportunities for improvement in managing cybersecurity risk based on their organization’s mission, needs, and objectives.
It is our hope that you will be willing to use the tool and provide us feedback on use of the tool in your own organizations. We welcome your input and we want to understand its pros, cons, and issues through your use and insights as we move forward.
On this website, there is a free webinar on Lessons Learned in Using the Baldrige Cybersecurity Excellence Builder with the Cybersecurity Framework. This presentation introduces the audience to the BCEB and provides a brief overview on integrating the BCEB with the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity. In addition, you will find Blog postings and information about the annual Baldrige Cybersecurity Excellence Builder Workshop held in conjunction with the Quest for Excellence Conference. We invite you to learn more about the program’s cybersecurity opportunity by reviewing this website and staying tuned to future postings about our progress.
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Robert Fangmeyer, Director
Baldrige Performance Excellence Program