The National Institute of Standards and Technology wants to engage industry partners and the public in developing the guidelines for the draft cybersecurity framework under President Barack Obama’s executive order, FCW reported Thursday.
Amber Corrin writes NIST intends to gather feedback to be presented at a public workshop for discussion of issues and publish the resulting information online for use in the next draft framework.
The agency will hold its fourth workshop in Dallas, Texas, from Sept. 11 to 13 in a move that NIST senior information technology policy advisor Adam Sedgewick said will aim to obtain the information necessary for executing the process, according to the report.
“Given the time constraints, we’ve used a combination of public workshops and engagements. We have people engage through our cyber framework website, and at the tail end we’ll have another public comment period,” Sedgewick told FCW.
The NIST is scheduled to complete its preliminary plan in October and finish the final document in February 2014, according to the report.
Corrin writes the framework is intended to open discussions for civil liberties, privacy, cost reduction, risk management tools for senior executives and boards of directors and keeping in place an organization’s cybersecurity infrastructure.