White House Unveils Voluntary Cybersecurity Framework

Law360, New York (February 12, 2014, 3:23 PM EST) -- The Obama administration on Wednesday released the final version of a highly anticipated voluntary cybersecurity framework that pushes banks, utilities and other critical infrastructure operators to adopt common best practices for protecting their systems against security threats.

The 41-page “Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity,” which was developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology in collaboration with industry groups, outlines a set of cybersecurity standards and practices that are common across critical infrastructure sectors and provides assessment tools to aid operators in implementing these...
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