On April 3, 2013, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) held a workshop at the Department of Commerce in which it offered a sneak preview of the Cybersecurity Framework required under the recently-issued Executive Order on critical infrastructure cybersecurity. The Workshop, held five days prior to the comment deadline for NIST’s recently-issued Request for Information (RFI) on the Cybersecurity Framework, consisted of five panel discussions as well as several additional speakers and covered many of the varying considerations and perspectives that will play a role in the development of the Framework. This day-long event included detailed discussion of a number of issues related to the implementation of February’s Cyber Executive Order (E.O. 13636).

In addition, NIST has issued a Notice of Inquiry (NOI) to determine incentives that would increase adoption of the Cybersecurity Framework. Venable attorneys will be working with critical infrastructure owners and operators to prepare comments responding to the NOI by the April 29, 2013 deadline and seeks your input.

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Topics:  Critical Infrastructure Sectors, Cybersecurity, Data Protection, Executive Orders, Incentives, NIST, Notice of Inquiry, Request For Information, U.S. Commerce Department

Published In: Communications & Media Updates, Energy & Utilities Updates, Government Contracting Updates, Privacy Updates, Science, Computers & Technology Updates

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