Cybersecurity Framework May Impact Many Industries

Law360, New York (February 14, 2014, 4:59 PM EST) -- On Feb. 12, 2014, the White House released the final version of the cybersecurity framework developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.[1] The framework, which was required under the executive order President Obama issued last February after Congress failed to pass cybersecurity legislation,[2] consists of information security standards, guidelines and best practices to promote the protection of critical infrastructure.[3]

President Obama called the framework a “turning point” in “securing cyberspace and maintaining an open, interoperable, secure, and reliable Internet,” which he said “America’s economic...
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