The National Institutes of Standards and Technology released the National Cybersecurity Framework on February 12, one year after Executive Order 13636 directed it to compile a “voluntary framework based on existing standards, guidelines and practices to manage cybersecurity-related risk.”

According to the results of a recent Defense News poll, US national security leaders see cyberwarfare as a bigger threat to the US than terrorism. 

The framework, available here (.pdf) was developed with contributions from more than 3,000 stakeholder individuals and organizations. It offers a standard set of questions for company executives and security professionals to ask when assessing their own, their customers’ and their partners’ cybersecurity.