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Baldrige to Build Cyber Self-Assessment Tool

New Baldrige Excellence Builder to align with NIST Cybersecurity Framework

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program (BPEP) announced that after several months of planning it had begun work on a new cyber self-assessment tool aligned with the Cybersecurity Framework developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The new document will be named the “Baldrige Cybersecurity Excellence Builder.”

“The planning phase has included Federal Chief Information Officer Tony Scott from the White House, numerous private sector organizations like PricewaterhouseCoopers Public Sector Practice, Boeing, and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, NIST’s Applied Cybersecurity Division and the Baldrige Program and Foundation,” said Baldrige Foundation CEO Al Faber. “The new cyber initiative will be private sector driven and we are actively engaging leaders across the cyber community for their support.”

The goal, according to Dr. Willie May, Undersecretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and the Director of NIST, “is to help organizations get even greater value from the Cybersecurity Framework by providing a way to assess and guide their cybersecurity risk management.”

According to Bob Fangmeyer, Director of BPEP, a draft of the new self-assessment tool should be available for initial release and public comment sometime in the early fall. Fangmeyer’s full statement can be accessed here:

The approach will tie the Baldrige Criteria, with nearly 30 years of empirical data supporting its capacity to deliver organizational excellence, with NIST’s Cybersecurity Framework to address one of the key challenges of the digital age.


“Voluntary cybersecurity assessments using a Baldrige approach will stimulate improvement, begin to pool talent, and share solutions to the security challenges and problems facing organizations today,” said Tony Scott.

For additional information please contact the Baldrige Foundation:

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