NIST releases preview of cybersecurity standards

“Discussion drafts” outline potential standards, agency seeks feedback

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released a preview of what could be forthcoming cybersecurity standards.

The “discussion drafts,” which the NIST made available last week, are being developed as a part of President Obama’s cybersecurity executive order, which he signed in February. The purpose of the order is to expand private sector access to government information about potential threats to cybersecurity and it tasks the Department of Homeland Security with determining which companies are operating important infrastructure like the electric grid, "where a cybersecurity incident could reasonably result in catastrophic regional or national effects."


Cathleen Flahardy

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