The NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NIST CSF) provides a policy framework of system security guidance for how private sector organizations can assess and improve their ability to prevent, detect, and respond to cyberattacks. This voluntary framework consists of standards, guidelines, and best practices to manage cybersecurity-related risk. The Cybersecurity Framework's prioritized, flexible, and cost-effective approach helps promote the protection and resilience of critical infrastructure. VxRail provides capabilities that align to the NIST framework, although a complete framework would require a customer’s organizational input into certain areas, such as Reponse communications.
The NIST CSF core material is organized into five functions, which are subdivided into the categories that are shown in the following figure: