Gov't Cybersecurity Standards Could Impact Many Companies

Law360, New York (August 16, 2013, 11:56 AM EDT) -- The National Institute of Standards and Technology is not a household name, particularly outside the I-495 Beltway surrounding Washington, D.C., but companies across the country may soon be impacted by NIST’s growing role in cybersecurity. President Obama has charged NIST, an agency in the U.S. Department of Commerce, with developing a new cybersecurity framework for private sector owners and operators of critical infrastructure and new Senate legislation would cement NIST’s cybersecurity role.

On Aug. 6, 2013, the White House released a list of potential incentives the...
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