NIST Closer to Solidifying Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Framework

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) held in San Diego last week the third of four workshops to develop a comprehensive cybersecurity framework for critical infrastructure as required under an executive order signed by President Obama on February 12, 2013.  As my latest piece for CSO discusses, it won't be clear what the 500 participants produced until NIST releases its summary document later this month.

But several cracks in the process continued to emerge during the workshop, including doubts about whether NIST is trying to recreate the wheel, whether enough critical infrastructure sectors are actually participating in the process, whether DHS and NIST are coordinating well enough and whether this whole thing might slip from the voluntary to the mandatory category.

Check out the piece here.


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