Health Care Leaders Advance Cybersecurity Framework [Signal]
(Signal Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) GOVERNMENT
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is one step closer to fulfilling an executive order to develop a voluntary framework for reducing cyber risks to critical infrastructure. More than 350 attendees from the public and private sectors gathered in July at the Cybersecurity Framework Workshop to discuss the topic as it relates to health care and public health. NIST held the event, hosted by the University of California San Diego and the National Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center (NH-ISAC); the latter is leading development of the health care-focused version of the overall framework. Workshop activities included sessions on privacy, awareness and training, small business and international engagement, among others.
"It was great to see so much synergy between the public and private sector working on the common problem to address cybersecurity," says Nikolay Chernavsky, senior manager of information security for Amgen. "The resulting framework would become a solid foundation to help address cybersecurity issues for many organizations regardless of their size."
The preliminary framework will be released in October for public comment, and the final framework will be released in February 2014.
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