In this episode, we cover the importance of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NIST CSF) and its use in managing risk as a business process within your organizations. The NIST Cybersecurity Framework was developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology in collaboration with cybersecurity experts across the world. The framework is divided into three parts: the Framework Core, the Framework Implementation Tiers, and the Framework Profile. The Framework Core contains the five concurrent and continuous functions performed by a cybersecurity organization: identify, protect, detect, respond, and recover. The Framework Implementation Tiers provides 4 levels of achievement for cybersecurity risk management. The Framework Profiles contains 23 activities and 108 outcomes that can be used to create a profile for your organization to manage its cybersecurity risk.