The NIST cybersecurity framework is here: Now what?

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  • Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA)

    The Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) is United States legislation that defines a comprehensive framework to protect government information, operations and assets against natural or man-made threats. 

  • Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT)

    A Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) is a group of professionals that receives reports of security breaches, conducts analyses of  the reports and responds to the senders. 

  • National eGovernance Plan (NeGP)

    National eGovernance Plan (NeGP) is an initiative by the government of India to combine various e-governance systems around the country to create a national network that provides government services to all citizens electronically. 


    EINSTEIN is a federal government network monitoring tool mandated by the United States federal government's Department of Homeland Security (DHS). EINSTEIN monitors and analyzes Internet traffic when it moves in and out of federal computer networks, ... 

  • encryption

    Encryption is the conversion of data into a form, called a ciphertext, that cannot be easily understood by unauthorized people. Decryption is the process of converting encrypted data back into its original form, so it can be understood. 

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