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Getting Started

Quick Start Guide

NIST has heard consistently that small and medium businesses would benefit from dedicated resources aimed at facilitating Privacy Framework implementation. To help meet this need, NIST developed this quick start guide. Although nominally for small and medium businesses, this guide is intended to help any organization get a risk-based privacy program off the ground or improve an existing one.

Quick Start Guide (PDF)

Interested in a quick start guide for the Cybersecurity Framework? Check out Cybersecurity for Small Business: Understanding The NIST Cybersecurity Framework. To browse additional resources, visit NIST’s Small Business Cybersecurity Corner.

Videos

At a Glance

20 minutes

Take a glance at the main components of the Privacy Framework and learn how some organizations are using it in practice.

FRAMEWORK 101

2 hours

For those interested in a more comprehensive learning experience, this deep dive is loaded with information about every part of the Privacy Framework.

Hypothetical Use Cases

NIST has developed these hypothetical use cases to improve understanding of how to develop Profiles to increase collaboration and dialogue across organizations and support risk-based decisions. If you’d like to share a real implementation success story, contact us.

See Hypothetical Use Cases

Resource Repository

The Privacy Framework Resource Repository contains resources to support organizations’ use of the Privacy Framework. Resources include crosswalks, common Profiles, guidelines, and tools. NIST encourages new contributions and feedback on these resources as part of the ongoing collaborative effort to improve implementation of the Privacy Framework.

Visit the Repository

Created January 13, 2021, Updated January 14, 2021