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Cybersecurity Framework Profile for Liquefied Natural Gas



Bill Newhouse, Josephine Long, David Weitzel, Jason Warren, Michael Thompson, Chris Yates, Hillary Tran, Alicia Mink, Aurora Herriott, Tom Cottle


This document is the Cybersecurity Framework Profile developed for the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) industry and the subsidiary functions that support the overarching liquefaction process, transport, and distribution of LNG. The LNG Cybersecurity Framework Profile can be used by liquefaction facilities, LNG vessels, and other supporting entities of the LNG lifecycle so that cybersecurity risks associated with these critical processes and systems can be minimized. The LNG Profile provides a voluntary, risk-based approach for managing cybersecurity activities and reducing cyber risk to the overall LNG process. The Cybersecurity Framework LNG Profile is meant to supplement but not replace current cybersecurity standards, regulations, and industry guidelines that are already being used by the Liquefied Natural Gas industry.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 8406
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Cybersecurity Framework, CSF, CSF Profile, liquefaction, liquefied natural gas, LNG, Marine Transportation System, MTS, mission objectives, risk management, security controls.


Newhouse, B. , Long, J. , Weitzel, D. , Warren, J. , Thompson, M. , Yates, C. , Tran, H. , Mink, A. , Herriott, A. and Cottle, T. (2023), Cybersecurity Framework Profile for Liquefied Natural Gas, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online],, (Accessed June 19, 2024)


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Created June 8, 2023