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Baldrige Program Director Describes Collaboration and Aim for New Cybersecurity Assessment Tool

The Baldrige Program is partnering with the Applied Cybersecurity Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to develop a Baldrige-based assessment tool that will be aligned to NIST's Cybersecurity Framework. In a blog widely shared today, Baldrige Program Director Bob Fangmeyer explained that "over the past six months, the Baldrige Program has been part of a working group, including NIST's Applied Cybersecurity Division, [the office of U.S. Chief Information Officer Tony Scott], and a diverse cross section of more than 20 industry participants representing hundreds of organizations, to explore the need for, the potential of, and the pitfalls to avoid in regard to a Baldrige-based cybersecurity initiative." 

Baldrige Award recipients PricewaterhouseCoopers Public Sector Practice, Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, and Boeing are among organizations from multiple sectors that have been involved in the collaborative discussions, according to Fangmeyer. 

Fangmeyer also states that the Baldrige-based tool "will enable an evaluation of not only the robustness, but also of the effectiveness and maturity of the cybersecurity risk management programs of organizations of all kinds."

For more information, read the Blogrige post

Released July 12, 2016, Updated September 21, 2016