NIST Releases Draft Cybersecurity Framework

Law360, New York (August 30, 2013, 4:55 PM EDT) -- The National Institute of Standards and Technology on Thursday released a discussion draft of the voluntary security framework it is developing for private sector critical infrastructure owners and operators, pushing forward White House efforts to protect the nation from rapidly evolving cyber threats.

The framework, tasked to NIST under President Barack Obama’s February executive order and developed in collaboration with industry, provides a set of uniform but flexible guidelines and best practices to help banks, power grids and other companies at risk for critical infrastructure attacks...
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