On January 10, 2017, NIST issued an update to the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (v.1.1). After reviewing public comment and convening a workshop, NIST intends to publish a final version of this Version 1.1 in the fall of 2017.
Key updates the framework include:
- Metrics. A new section 4.0 on Measuring and Demonstrating Cybersecurity to discuss correlation of business results to cybersecurity risk management metrics and measures.
- Supply Chain. A greatly expanded explanation of using the framework for supply chain risk management purposes.
- Authentication, Authorization and Identify Proofing. Refinements to the language of the Access Control category to account for authentication, authorization, and identify proofing. A subcategory has been added, and the Category has been renamed to “Identity Management and Access Control (PR.AC) to better represent the scope of the Category and corresponding subcategories.
- Explanation of Relationship between Implementation Tiers and Profiles. Adds language on using Framework Tiers in Framework implementation, to reflect integration of Framework considerations within organizational risk management programs, and to update Figure 2.0 to include actions from the Framework Tiers.
More detail on the changes can be found in Appendix D. NIST seeks public comment on the following questions:
- Are there any topics not addressed in the draft Framework Version 1.1 that could be addressed in the final?
- How do the changes made in the draft Version 1.1 impact the cybersecurity ecosystem?
- For those using Version 1.0, would the proposed changes impact your current use of the Framework? If so, how?
- For those not currently using Version 1.0, does the draft Version 1.1 affect your decision to use the Framework? If so, how?
- Does this proposed update adequately reflect advances made in the Roadmap areas?
- Is there a better label than “version 1.1” for this update?
- Based on this update, activities in Roadmap areas, and activities in the cybersecurity ecosystem, are there additional areas that should be added to the Roadmap? Are there any areas that should be removed from the Roadmap?