Tuesday, July 9, 2013

NIST Critical Infrastructure Cyber Security Framework (#NISTCSF) Effort Steaming Ahead


Five hundred souls or so are expected in sunny San Diego this week for the 3rd round of meetings intended to produce new cyber security guidelines for operators of US critical infrastructure.

This article gives you the most recent update on status including cares and concerns related to privacy, business case, and getting senior management buy-in to even consider following this framework in the first place:

http://insidecybersecurity.com/Cyber-Daily-News/Daily-News/nist-meeting-poses-major-test-for-obama-cybersecurity-push/menu-id-1075.html

It references this DHS doc from earlier this year that attempts to pave the way for CEOs to become more engaged in their organization's cyber security efforts, called Cyber Security Questions for CEOs:

https://www.us-cert.gov/sites/default/files/publications/DHS-Cybersecurity-Questions-for-CEOs.pdf

Lastly, if you want to see more of the process without actually getting your feet weight (or getting on a west-bound plane) here are a few resources for you:

The emerging framework itself: http://www.nist.gov/itl/cyberframework.cfm

Details on the San Diego workshop: http://www.nist.gov/itl/csd/3rd-cybersecurity-framework-workshop-july-10-12-2013-san-diego-ca.cfm

Live webcasts of the proceedings can be viewed via these URLs:
Day 1 (Wednesday) Webcast: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hJww5_BDSQ
Day 2 Webcast: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLVW0vFw0gI
Day 3 Webcast: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9hORcAcXNA
I'm flying out today, along with a few of my IBM colleagues. Looking forward to seeing some of you there.

Photo credit: The San Diego Union-Tribune



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