While protecting the nation’s critical infrastructure from cyberthreats remains a top priority for government organizations and officials, the approaches to achieving the desired level of cybersecurity always seems up for debate.
In response to the Presidential Executive Order on cybersecurity, NIST, The National Institute of Standards and Technology, was tasked with developing a set of common core principles that could guide the organizations responsible for the nation’s critical infrastructure. Despite an initial delay with the plan’s release because of the government shutdown in October, the cybersecurity framework was released for public comment and input the moment the agency’s doors reopened. What comes next is still up in the air as the feedback is integrated into the plan and the next version created.
A recent blog post from Madiant’s Helena Brito highlights the evolution of digital security policy, the potential impact of NIST standards and whether the framework will influence further accountability.
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