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Audio: NIST officials discuss preliminary draft of private sector cybersecurity framework

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The National Institute of Standards today released a much anticipated, slightly delayed preliminary draft (.pdf) of the cybersecurity framework meant for voluntary adoption by private sector operators of critical infrastructure.

The agency also announced it will convene a fifth workshop on the framework, to be held Nov. 14-15 at North Carolina State University.

NIST officials spoke with reporters for an approximately 45 min. call; scroll down to the media player to listen to it in full.

On the call were:

  • Patrick Gallagher, NIST director
  • Adam Sedgewick, a senior information technology policy advisor
  • Donna Dodson, deputy chief cybersecurity advisor & division chief for computer security division.

For more:
- go to the NIST cybersecurity framework webpage
- read a NIST press release on the framework
- download the preliminary draft (.pdf)

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