NIST Drafts Cyber Infrastructure Defense Framework

NIST logoThe National Institute of Standards and Technology has released a draft outline of the cybersecurity framework for securing critical infrastructure systems, Federal Times reported Tuesday.

Nicole Blake Johnson that the draft outline includes best practices and voluntary standards for private companies that handle the grid, chemical plants, and similar systems.

NIST intends to help senior executives prepare for potential attacks and evaluate their systems’ ability to withstand an incident, according to the report.

The draft outline comes a few months after President Obama released an executive order asking NIST and the departments of Homeland Security and the Treasury to work with industry on evaluating the country’s critical infrastructure.

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