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Revised NIST Infrastructure Cybersecurity Framework Released

December 11, 2017 - In an effort to help organizations continue to improve their cybersecurity risk management in critical infrastructure, NIST released a revised draft of its Cybersecurity Framework last week. The second draft of the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (The Framework) took in received comments and worked to clarify and refine the Framework, NIST explained in the...


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