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Open comment period for NIST's Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity

HIM-HIPAA Insider, December 21, 2015

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is accepting comments and feedback on its Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, according to a statement released by the organization. A request for information was posted in the Federal Register. The comment period opened December 11, 2015, and closes February 9, 2016.

NIST is specifically seeking information on:

  • How the framework is being used to improve cybersecurity
  • How valuable each part of the framework is
  • What updates are needed
  • How the framework should be managed over the long-term
  • Best practices for using the framework


The framework, released in February 2014, was developed in response to the 2013 executive order Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity. The framework includes standards, guidelines, and practices to help protect critical infrastructure from cybersecurity threats. Comments can be sent using NIST’s response templates.



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