The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has unveiled the draft version of the highly anticipated Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) 2.0 for public comment. In CSF 2.0, a host of new features and enhancements come together to empower organizations in their cybersecurity endeavors. This updated framework goes beyond safeguarding critical infrastructure, now offering cybersecurity insights, guidance, and support for organizations of all sizes and types. Six core functions, including the new “govern” function, underscore the importance of internal decision-making processes in supporting cybersecurity strategies.
This draft includes an updated version of the CSF Core, reflecting feedback on the April discussion draft. This publication does not contain Implementation Examples or Informative References of the CSF 2.0 Core, given the need to frequently update them, but NIST has separately released initial Implementation Examples for public comment. Complementing the framework, NIST will launch a CSF 2.0 reference tool, facilitating navigation, search, and export of CSF Core data.
NIST does not plan to release another draft. A workshop planned for the fall will be announced shortly and will serve as another opportunity for the public to provide feedback and comments on the draft. The developers plan to publish the final version of CSF 2.0 in early 2024.
Feedback on this CSF 2.0 Public Draft, as well as the related Implementation Examples draft, may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, November 4, 2023.