NIST Official: Agencies, Industry Move Forward in Cyber Framework Talks

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NIST logo A top National Institute of Standards and Technology official said Tuesday cooperation between public and private sectors has helped make progress in identifying standards to secure the nation’s critical infrastructure, FCW reported Wednesday.

Amber Corrin writes NIST convened workshops for government and industry leaders to discuss President Obama’s executive order in February which requires that a cybersecurity framework be ready in eight months.

“We’re keenly aware and sensitive to the fact that we’re more than halfway through the 240 days the president gave us, so we’re working diligently with our partners at [the Homeland Security Department and White House], and the private sector,” Chuck Romine, NIST director of information laboratory said Tuesday in Washington, according to FCW.

Romine also said utilities and other infrastructure operators have participated in dialogue with the government, Corrin reports.