NIST Cyber Security Framework (CSF)

The NIST Cyber Security Framework (CSF) is a USA government framework. It is one of the more popular frameworks that companies are now adopting.

There are 108 IT Security Controls which look at your business from an organisational level and a system level.

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NIST CSF Controls

ID.AM-1: Physical devices and systems within the organization are inventoried
ID.AM-2: Software platforms and applications within the organization are inventoried
ID.AM-3: Organizational communication and data flows are mapped
ID.AM-4: External information systems are catalogued
ID.AM-5: Resources (e.g., hardware, devices, data, time, personnel, and software) are prioritized based on their classification, criticality, and business value
ID.AM-6: Cybersecurity roles and responsibilities for the entire workforce and third-party stakeholders (e.g., suppliers, customers, partners) are established
ID.BE-1: The organization’s role in the supply chain is identified and communicated
ID.BE-2: The organization’s place in critical infrastructure and its industry sector is identified and communicated
ID.BE-3: Priorities for organizational mission, objectives, and activities are established and communicated
ID.BE-4: Dependencies and critical functions for delivery of critical services are established
ID.BE-5: Resilience requirements to support delivery of critical services are established for all operating states (e.g. under duress/attack, during recovery, normal operations)
ID.GV-1: Organizational cybersecurity policy is established and communicated
ID.GV-2: Cybersecurity roles and responsibilities are coordinated and aligned with internal roles and external partners
ID.GV-3: Legal and regulatory requirements regarding cybersecurity, including privacy and civil liberties obligations, are understood and managed
ID.GV-4: Governance and risk management processes address cybersecurity risks
ID.RA-1: Asset vulnerabilities are identified and documented
ID.RA-2: Cyber threat intelligence is received from information sharing forums and sources
ID.RA-3: Threats, both internal and external, are identified and documented
ID.RA-4: Potential business impacts and likelihoods are identified
ID.RA-5: Threats, vulnerabilities, likelihoods, and impacts are used to determine risk
ID.RA-6: Risk responses are identified and prioritized
ID.RM-1: Risk management processes are established, managed, and agreed to by organizational stakeholders
ID.RM-2: Organizational risk tolerance is determined and clearly expressed
ID.RM-3: The organization’s determination of risk tolerance is informed by its role in critical infrastructure and sector specific risk analysis
ID.SC-1: Cyber supply chain risk management processes are identified, established, assessed, managed, and agreed to by organizational stakeholders
ID.SC-2: Suppliers and third party partners of information systems, components, and services are identified, prioritized, and assessed using a cyber supply chain risk assessment process
ID.SC-3: Contracts with suppliers and third-party partners are used to implement appropriate measures designed to meet the objectives of an organization’s cybersecurity program and Cyber Supply Chain Risk Management Plan.
ID.SC-4: Suppliers and third-party partners are routinely assessed using audits, test results, or other forms of evaluations to confirm they are meeting their contractual obligations.
ID.SC-5: Response and recovery planning and testing are conducted with suppliers and third-party providers
PR.AC-1: Identities and credentials are issued, managed, verified, revoked, and audited for authorized devices, users and processes
PR.AC-2: Physical access to assets is managed and protected
PR.AC-3: Remote access is managed
PR.AC-4: Access permissions and authorizations are managed, incorporating the principles of least privilege and separation of duties
PR.AC-5: Network integrity is protected (e.g., network segregation, network segmentation)
PR.AC-6: Identities are proofed and bound to credentials and asserted in interactions
PR.AC-7: Users, devices, and other assets are authenticated (e.g., single-factor, multi-factor) commensurate with the risk of the transaction (e.g., individuals’ security and privacy risks and other organizational risks)
PR.AT-1: All users are informed and trained
PR.AT-2: Privileged users understand their roles and responsibilities
PR.AT-3: Third-party stakeholders (e.g., suppliers, customers, partners) understand their roles and responsibilities
PR.AT-4: Senior executives understand their roles and responsibilities
PR.AT-5: Physical and cybersecurity personnel understand their roles and responsibilities
PR.DS-1: Data-at-rest is protected
PR.DS-2: Data-in-transit is protected
PR.DS-3: Assets are formally managed throughout removal, transfers, and disposition
PR.DS-4: Adequate capacity to ensure availability is maintained
PR.DS-5: Protections against data leaks are implemented
PR.DS-6: Integrity checking mechanisms are used to verify software, firmware, and information integrity
PR.DS-7: The development and testing environment(s) are separate from the production environment
PR.DS-8: Integrity checking mechanisms are used to verify hardware integrity
PR.IP-1: A baseline configuration of information technology/industrial control systems is created and maintained incorporating security principles (e.g. concept of least functionality)
PR.IP-2: A System Development Life Cycle to manage systems is implemented
PR.IP-3: Configuration change control processes are in place
PR.IP-4: Backups of information are conducted, maintained, and tested
PR.IP-5: Policy and regulations regarding the physical operating environment for organizational assets are met
PR.IP-6: Data is destroyed according to policy
PR.IP-7: Protection processes are improved
PR.IP-8: Effectiveness of protection technologies is shared
PR.IP-9: Response plans (Incident Response and Business Continuity) and recovery plans (Incident Recovery and Disaster Recovery) are in place and managed
PR.IP-10: Response and recovery plans are tested
PR.IP-11: Cybersecurity is included in human resources practices (e.g., deprovisioning, personnel screening)
PR.IP-12: A vulnerability management plan is developed and implemented
PR.MA-1: Maintenance and repair of organizational assets are performed and logged, with approved and controlled tools
PR.MA-2: Remote maintenance of organizational assets is approved, logged, and performed in a manner that prevents unauthorized access
PR.PT-1: Audit/log records are determined, documented, implemented, and reviewed in accordance with policy
PR.PT-2: Removable media is protected and its use restricted according to policy
PR.PT-3: The principle of least functionality is incorporated by configuring systems to provide only essential capabilities
PR.PT-4: Communications and control networks are protected
PR.PT-5: Mechanisms (e.g., failsafe, load balancing, hot swap) are implemented to achieve resilience requirements in normal and adverse situations
DE.AE-1: A baseline of network operations and expected data flows for users and systems is established and managed
DE.AE-2: Detected events are analyzed to understand attack targets and methods
DE.AE-3: Event data are collected and correlated from multiple sources and sensors
DE.AE-4: Impact of events is determined
DE.AE-5: Incident alert thresholds are established
DE.CM-1: The network is monitored to detect potential cybersecurity events
DE.CM-2: The physical environment is monitored to detect potential cybersecurity events
DE.CM-3: Personnel activity is monitored to detect potential cybersecurity events
DE.CM-4: Malicious code is detected
DE.CM-5: Unauthorized mobile code is detected
DE.CM-6: External service provider activity is monitored to detect potential cybersecurity events
DE.CM-7: Monitoring for unauthorized personnel, connections, devices, and software is performed
DE.CM-8: Vulnerability scans are performed
DE.DP-1: Roles and responsibilities for detection are well defined to ensure accountability
DE.DP-2: Detection activities comply with all applicable requirements
DE.DP-3: Detection processes are tested
DE.DP-4: Event detection information is communicated
DE.DP-5: Detection processes are continuously improved
RS.RP-1: Response plan is executed during or after an incident
RS.CO-1: Personnel know their roles and order of operations when a response is needed
RS.CO-2: Incidents are reported consistent with established criteria
RS.CO-3: Information is shared consistent with response plans
RS.CO-4: Coordination with stakeholders occurs consistent with response plans
RS.CO-5: Voluntary information sharing occurs with external stakeholders to achieve broader cybersecurity situational awareness
RS.AN-1: Notifications from detection systems are investigated 
RS.AN-2: The impact of the incident is understood
RS.AN-3: Forensics are performed
RS.AN-4: Incidents are categorized consistent with response plans
RS.AN-5: Processes are established to receive, analyze and respond to vulnerabilities disclosed to the organization from internal and external sources (e.g. internal testing, security bulletins, or security researchers)
RS.MI-1: Incidents are contained
RS.MI-2: Incidents are mitigated
RS.MI-3: Newly identified vulnerabilities are mitigated or documented as accepted risks
RS.IM-1: Response plans incorporate lessons learned
RS.IM-2: Response strategies are updated
RC.RP-1: Recovery plan is executed during or after a cybersecurity incident
RC.IM-1: Recovery plans incorporate lessons learned
RC.IM-2: Recovery strategies are updated
RC.CO-1: Public relations are managed
RC.CO-2: Reputation is repaired after an incident
RC.CO-3: Recovery activities are communicated to internal and external stakeholders as well as executive and management teams
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