02-13-2014 07:27 AM
US Government has published cybersecurity framework for critical infrastructure, a “living document” to improve internal security.
The US Government has issued a cybersecurity framework for critical infrastructure, the goal is to improve IT and SCADA networks deployed in sensitive industries such as energy, water and financial services.
The NIST announced the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Security, a document that proposed cybersecurity standards and practices to build out a security program.
“The national and economic security of the United States depends on the reliable functioning of critical infrastructure. Cybersecurity threats exploit the increased complexity and connectivity of critical infrastructure systems, placing the Nation’s security, economy, and public safety and health at risk. Similar to financial and reputational risk, cybersecurity risk affects a company’s bottom line. It can drive up costs and impact revenue. It can harm an organization’s ability to innovate and to gain and maintain customers.” reported the document.
The framework is the work subsequent the Executive Order 13636 for critical infrastructure stakeholders, it is a joint work between industry and government.