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NIST Cybersecurity Framework Adoption Hampered By Costs, Survey Finds

Security pros consider the NIST framework an industry best practice, yet half of its adopters say its complete implementation involves a high level of investment.

US organizations say the major investment required in fully implementing the NIST Cybersecurity Framework is hampering their full adoption of it, according to a survey report released by Tenable Network Security.

The Trends in Security Framework Adoption Survey, which includes responses from around 300 US IT and security pros, was conducted to determine patterns in the adoption of various security frameworks. A majority of organizations (84%) have at least one security framework in place.

While the survey data reveals that 70% organizations view NIST's framework as a security best practice, 50% see the high level of investment that it requires as a barrier to adoption. The NIST framework was the most popular choice of security frameworks to be implemented over the next year, the study found.

Some 64% of organizations are using part of the NIST framework and not all of the recommended controls due to the cost and lack of regulatory pressures. Also, 83% of those planning to adopt the NIST framework in the coming year say they will take a similar approach--adopting some and not all of the CSF controls.

"Historically, CISOs have been hesitant to take full advantage of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework because of a high investment requirement and a lack of regulatory mandate," said Ron Gula, CEO of Tenable. "This is changing as organizations begin to shift their mindset from moment-in-time compliance with frameworks like PCI DSS to continuous conformance with the NIST Cybersecurity Framework."

Read more from the report here.

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Marilyn Cohodas
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4/1/2016 | 1:04:50 PM
Re: NIST Cybersecurity Framework Adoption Hampered By Costs, Survey Finds
Thanks, MESBernard.  You make a good point about skills/resources. Our story was based on Tenable's survey, which I don't think drilled down into what exactly the investment costs entailed. 
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MESBernard,
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3/30/2016 | 7:51:58 PM
NIST Cybersecurity Framework Adoption Hampered By Costs, Survey Finds
That is unfortunate miss-information. Its obvious that the root-cause is the lack of skill and experience needed to implement a CyberSecurity Framework.

If you are interested in learning how to implement the NIST CyberSecurity Framework please drop by my new web sites and register for a training session. http\\www.securekm.us or http\\www.securekm.com. I wrote the NIST CSF Foundation course and I can help you...
Marilyn Cohodas
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Marilyn Cohodas,
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3/30/2016 | 10:55:13 AM
Re: Broken Link
Thanks! The link has been fixed. 
Kelly Jackson Higgins
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Kelly Jackson Higgins,
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3/30/2016 | 10:55:13 AM
Re: Broken Link
The link has now been fixed--thank you!
JeraldC500
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JeraldC500,
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3/30/2016 | 10:42:14 AM
Broken Link
The link to the report is an internal link to a hard drive.
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