A Quick Look at Washington’s Privacy & Data Security Focus, Post-Labor Day

By | Privacy & Security Matters | September 11, 2013
A Quick Look at Washington’s Privacy & Data Security Focus, Post-Labor Day

Cybersecurity continues to be a high priority for both Congress and the Administration in 2013.  After President Obama issued Executive Order 13636, Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, the Department of Homeland Security and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have been actively working to develop a framework for protecting critical infrastructure by 2014. 

White House Issues List of Proposed Incentives for Cybersecurity Framework

The White House on Tuesday issued an initial list of proposed incentives to encourage owners and operators of critical infrastructure to adopt the Cybersecurity Framework currently being developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”) under President Obama’s Executive Order (“EO”) 13636.

Federal Cybersecurity Initiatives Demand Vigilance of Communication and Energy Infrastructure Owners and Operators

Federal Cybersecurity Initiatives Demand Vigilance of Communication and Energy Infrastructure Owners and Operators

Cybersecurity initiatives are moving rapidly within the federal government and require owners and operators of critical infrastructure – including in particular Communication and Energy Systems, and those who supply and service them – to remain vigilant in managing cybersecurity risks.