Cybersecurity Framework Will Be Flexible, NIST Chief Says

Law360, Washington (February 19, 2014, 7:03 PM EST) -- The recently released voluntary cybersecurity framework pushing banks, utilities and other critical infrastructure operators to adopt common best practices is a flexible, industry-driven response to the issue, easing its path to industry adoption, the National Institute of Standards and Technology's director said Wednesday.

Speaking at a panel discussion convened by the Brookings Institution, Patrick Gallagher said it was in the interest of both the U.S. at large and businesses themselves to protect critical infrastructure assets from cyberattacks, and that this was best done by aligning the...
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