Experts voice adoption, privacy concerns over NIST cybersecurity framework

NIST held its final stakeholder workshop to help develop a voluntary framework for reducing cyber risks to critical infrastructure

About a month after releasing cybersecurity standards aimed to hold companies accountable to more than just an antivirus suite and crossed fingers, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) held its fifth and final stakeholder workshop to help develop a voluntary framework for reducing cyber risks to critical infrastructure. 

Since February 2013, NIST has sought feedback from hundreds of cybersecurity specialists, attorneys, policymakers and government employees on what lies ahead in applying and updating it. The preliminary framework outlines a set of steps that can be customized to various sectors and adapted by both large and small organizations while providing a consistent approach to cybersecurity.

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