Cybersecurity Framework Risks Becoming Litigation Fodder

Law360, New York (October 25, 2013, 9:24 PM EDT) -- In proposing an overly broad cybersecurity framework Tuesday, the Obama administration has provided the type of policy endorsement that regulators and plaintiffs are no doubt eager to use to strengthen claims alleging companies could have done more to secure their systems, attorneys say.

The preliminary draft of the voluntary framework, which was developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology under a February executive order, outlines a set of steps that can be customized by banks, utilities and other critical infrastructure operators in order to...
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