Cybersecurity Framework Steps for Small Manufacturers
This resource helps small manufacturers understand the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and how it can be used to manage their cyber risks. View and download the PDF.
NIST Cybersecurity Framework
The Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity focuses on using business drivers to guide cybersecurity activities and considering cybersecurity risks as part of the organization’s risk management processes. The Framework consists of three parts: the Framework Core, the Framework Profile, and the Framework Implementation Tiers. The Framework Core is a set of cybersecurity activities, outcomes, and informative references that are common across critical infrastructure sectors, providing the detailed guidance for developing individual organizational Profiles. Through use of the Profiles, the Framework will help the organization align its cybersecurity activities with its business requirements, risk tolerances, and resources. The Tiers provide a mechanism for organizations to view and understand the characteristics of their approach to managing cybersecurity risk.
NIST Manufacturing Profile – NISTIR 8183
This document provides the Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) implementation details developed for the manufacturing environment. The "Manufacturing Profile" of the Cybersecurity Framework can be used as a roadmap for reducing cybersecurity risk for manufacturers that is aligned with manufacturing sector goals and industry best practices. This Manufacturing Profile provides a voluntary, risk-based approach for managing cybersecurity activities and reducing cyber risk to manufacturing systems. The Manufacturing Profile is meant to enhance but not replace current cybersecurity standards and industry guidelines that the manufacturer is embracing.