National Institute of Standards and Technology Wants Your Feedback

According to the Federal Register, the daily journal of the United States Government, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking feedback about its framework.

That’s the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, which was laid out by President Obama in Executive Order 13636 in February of last year. It was officially released on February 12, 2014 after a year of collaboration and analysis to get it just right.

The framework “consists of standards, methodologies, procedures and processes that align policy, business and technological approaches to address cyber risks,” according to the Federal Register.

Now, the NIST is specifically requesting information about the level of awareness throughout critical infrastructure organizations and initial experiences with the framework, according to the Federal Register.

Responses to this request (link to submit your feedback is below) “will inform NIST’s planning and decision-making about possible tools and resources to help organizations to use the framework more effectively and efficiently. They will also help inform future versions of the framework and the Department of Homeland Security’s Critical Infrastructure Cyber Community C3Voluntary Program.”

NIST would also like to get comments related to the roadmap that accompanied the framework.

In October, a workshop on the framework will be held, and this feedback will help shape its agenda.

 

To provide your comments, click here: http://www.nist.gov/cyberframework/cybersecurity-framework-rfi.cfm

To learn more about the framework, click here: https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2013/02/19/2013-03915/improving-critical-infrastructure-cybersecurity

For the original source report, click here: https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2014/08/26/2014-20315/experience-with-the-framework-for-improving-critical-infrastructure-cybersecurity