NIST Floats Preliminary Cybersecurity Framework

Law360, New York (October 22, 2013, 10:14 PM EDT) -- The National Institute of Standards and Technology on Tuesday released the long-awaited preliminary draft of a voluntary cybersecurity framework intended to help banks, utilities and other critical infrastructure operators better protect their systems against security threats.

The framework, tasked to the NIST under President Barack Obama’s February executive order and developed in collaboration with the industry, outlines a set of steps that can be customized by various sectors in order to help businesses determine their cybersecurity risks and “identify and prioritize” ways to improve their defenses...
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