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White Paper (Draft)

Securing Data Integrity Against Ransomware Attacks: Using the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and NIST Cybersecurity Practice Guides

Date Published: October 1, 2020
Comments Due: November 13, 2020 (public comment period is CLOSED)
Email Questions to: ds-nccoe@nist.gov


Jennifer Cawthra (NIST), Michael Ekstrom (MITRE), Lauren Lusty (MITRE), Julian Sexton (MITRE), John Sweetnam (MITRE), Anne Townsend (MITRE)


The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at NIST is actively engaged in helping organizations address the challenge of ransomware and other data integrity events through the Data Integrity projects. These projects help organizations implement technical capabilities that address data integrity issues. The objective of this document is to provide an overview of these Data Integrity projects, provide a high-level explanation of the architecture and capabilities, and explain how these projects can be brought together into one comprehensive data integrity solution.

We encourage you to submit comments either by email or by using the online comment submission form.



data integrity; data security; malware; ransomware; security architecture
Control Families

System and Information Integrity


White Paper (DOI)

Supplemental Material:
Local Download (pdf)
Submit comments (web)
Project homepage (web)

Related NIST Publications:
SP 1800-11
SP 1800-25 (Draft)
SP 1800-26 (Draft)

Document History:
10/01/20: White Paper (Draft)


Security and Privacy
general security & privacy; threats

cybersecurity framework