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NIST seeks comment on cyber-security framework update

Tammy Whitehouse | January 25, 2017

A leading framework for addressing cyber-security is getting an update, and the National Institutes of Standards and Technology is looking for input.

NIST has issued a draft update of its Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity with new details on managing cyber supply chain risks, clarifying key terms, and introducing measurement methods for cyber-security. The framework update is meant to further develop the voluntary steps that organizations can take to reduce their cyber-security risks.

The framework was initially published in February 2014 as a result of a presidential order meant to help protect the nation’s critical infrastructure, such as public utilities. It was developed based on input from industry, academia, and government agencies. The framework has since...

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