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The NIST Cybersecurity Framework Explained – From Its Leader – Matthew Smith – CSP #88

The NIST Cybersecurity Framework simplifies the language of Cybersecurity across the organization. Learn from the person who led the contracting team for the development of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework what the framework is all about and how it can reduce risk to the organization.

To view the article from the CISO COMPASS Book that sparked this interview, please visit:

Smith, M. 2019. Using the Nist Cybersecurity Framework in an International Setting In CISO COMPASS: Navigating Cybersecurity Leadership Challenges with Insights from Pioneers, 1st Ed, pgs. 239-240. Fitzgerald, T. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Fl. This segment is sponsored by Wiz. Visit to learn more about them!

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Matthew Smith
Matthew Smith
Founder/CEO at Seemless Transition LLC

Matthew Smith is the world leader in creating and building cybersecurity frameworks. He brings over 10 years writing and implementing visible, industry recognized standards while building coalitions at home and abroad. He is currently the Founder/CEO of Seemless Transition LLC, a consulting firm focused on helping clients manage cybersecurity risk.

Previously, Matthew led the contract team in the creation of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework as outlined in Presidential Executive Order 13636. He is the editor of ISO/IEC 27110 – Cybersecurity framework development guidelines. He is also the author of the NICE Workforce Framework for Cybersecurity and the NIST IoT Security Capability standard. He received his BS in Systems and Information Engineering from the University of Virginia and a MS in Cybersecurity Policy from the University of Maryland University College.


Todd Fitzgerald
Todd Fitzgerald
Vice President, Cybersecurity Strategy at Cybersecurity Collaborative
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