Cybersecurity Standards & Frameworks

The purpose of Cyber Standards section is to provide a general overview regarding cyber standards, including cyber frameworks, and to show some pragmatic ways that they can be applied to improve cybersecurity.

The selected Cyber Standards listed below are organized by the international and national organizations that maintain them: ISO] The International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), the International Society of Automation (ISA), and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

  • ISO/IEC Standards
  • ISA Standards
  • NIST Framework
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  • ISO/IEC 27000-series (a.k.a. ISMS Family of Standards or ISO27k) — [ISO] The ISMS Family of Standards comprises information security standards published jointly by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).
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  • Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Version 1.0 — [NIST] First version of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) framework for improving critical infrastructure. While this may have been a reasonable start a decade ago, this framework is too vague and feckless for it to be effective in addressing rapidly escalating cybersecurity issues.

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