Enduring Security Framework (ESF)

Bringing public & private sectors together on Intelligence-driven, shared cybersecurity challenges.

Overview

The Enduring Security Framework (ESF) is a public-private partnership that addresses risks to critical infrastructure and National Security Systems.

ESF is a cross-sector working group that operates under the auspices of Critical Infrastructure Partnership Advisory Council (CIPAC) to address threats and risks to the security and stability of U.S. National Security Systems and critical infrastructure. It is comprised of experts from the U.S. Government as well as representatives from the Information Technology, Communications, and the Defense Industrial Base sectors. ESF is charged with bringing together representatives from private and public sectors to work on intelligence-driven, shared cybersecurity challenges.

ESF is chartered by the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and the IT, Communications and Defense Industrial Base Sector Coordinating Councils. 

NSA serves as the Executive Secretariat of ESF and leverages DHS Critical infrastructure Partnership Advisory Council (CIPAC) authorities to conduct ESF activities.

Enduring Security Framework Products

ImageTitlePublication Date
 ESF: Securing the Software Supply Chain: Recommended Practices for Managing Open Source Software and Software Bill of MaterialsESF: Securing the Software Supply Chain: Recommended Practices for Managing Open Source Software and Software Bill of Materials12/11/2023
 ESF: Securing the Software Supply Chain: Recommended Practices for Software Bill of Materials ConsumptionESF: Securing the Software Supply Chain: Recommended Practices for Software Bill of Materials Consumption11/9/2023
 ESF: Identity and Access Management: Developer and Vendor ChallengesESF: Identity and Access Management: Developer and Vendor Challenges10/4/2023
 ESF: 5G Network Slicing: Security Considerations for Design, Deployment, and MaintenanceESF: 5G Network Slicing: Security Considerations for Design, Deployment, and Maintenance7/17/2023
 ESF: Identity & Access Management SlicksheetESF: Identity & Access Management Slicksheet6/6/2023
 ESF: Identity and Access Management Recommended Best Practices for AdministratorsESF: Identity and Access Management Recommended Best Practices for Administrators3/21/2023
 ESF: Identity and Access Management Educational Aid Talking PointsESF: Identity and Access Management Educational Aid Talking Points3/21/2023
 ESF: Identity and Access Management Educational AidESF: Identity and Access Management Educational Aid3/21/2023
 ESF: Potential Threats to 5G Network SlicingESF: Potential Threats to 5G Network Slicing12/13/2022
 ESF: Securing the Software Supply Chain for Customers Slick sheetESF: Securing the Software Supply Chain for Customers Slick sheet11/17/2022
 ESF: Securing the Software Supply Chain for CustomersESF: Securing the Software Supply Chain for Customers11/17/2022
 Securing the Software Supply Chain: Recommended Practices Guide for SuppliersSecuring the Software Supply Chain: Recommended Practices Guide for Suppliers10/31/2022
 ESF: Securing the Software Supply Chain: Recommended Practices Guide for Suppliers SlicksheetESF: Securing the Software Supply Chain: Recommended Practices Guide for Suppliers Slicksheet10/31/2022
 ESF: Open Radio Access Network (Open RAN) security considerationsESF: Open Radio Access Network (Open RAN) security considerations9/15/2022
 Securing the Software Supply Chain for DevelopersSecuring the Software Supply Chain for Developers9/1/2022
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