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NIST Announces Smart Grid Advisory Committee Meeting

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced that its Smart Grid Advisory Committee will meet July 13-14 at the NIST headquarters in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The meeting will provide an update on the NIST Smart Grid and Cyber-Physical Systems Program activities, and an opportunity to discuss the resiliency and reliability of the electric gird. Written comments may...

NIST Releases Framework of Standards for Cyber-Physical Systems

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released a preliminary version of a framework for Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS). This framework was created with the goal of establishing a foundation from which CPS can be developed, designed, and built to work seamlessly with other smart systems. The framework was developed over a two-year period by a public-private working...

NIST Issues Streamline Guidance for Public Comment

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”) has issued a revised version of its guidance for sharing cyber-threat intelligence. The goal of this guidance is to help improve cybersecurity operations and risk management activities through information sharing practices.  NIST has removed elements not related to the core elements of the guidance, such as a discussion on...

NIST RFI on Cybersecurity Framework

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking information on how it might update and improve its February 2014 ‘‘Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity.” The Framework consists of voluntary standards, guidelines, and practices intended to help organizations manage cybersecurity risks. In a Request for Information (RFI) issued on December...

Agenda Released for Upcoming Cyber-Physical Systems Meeting

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cyber-Physical Systems Public Working Group (CPS PWG) is holding a two-day workshop on April 7-8, 2015. The meeting will be held at the NIST campus in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and is intended to review the Draft CPS Framework released by the CPS PWG earlier this month. The meeting will provide an opportunity for a review of the...

Director McRaith Outlines FIO’s Cybersecurity Objectives

On March 17, Federal Insurance Office (FIO) Director Michael McRaith outlined FIO’s main cybersecurity objectives for the insurance industry at Networks Financial Institute’s 11th Annual Insurance Public Policy Summit in Washington, D.C.  Speaking to an audience that included insurance industry professionals and lobbyists, McRaith detailed the objectives as follows: Support the...

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