Security Professionals Want More Government Cybersecurity Action

Now that the federal government is working again, I was wondering: What ever happened to cybersecurity legislation? As far as I can tell the Cybersecurity Act of 2013 (S.1353) and CISPA are dead-in-the-water right now. Why? Edward Snowden and NSA programs put the kybosh on public trust (especially International trust) and Congress has other things it would rather fight about.

While legislation continues to languish, the President’s Executive Order continues to progress. Yesterday, NIST released a preliminary version of its cybersecurity framework. With this release, NIST will allow a 45-day period for public comments on the framework. NIST plans to finalize the official guidance in February 2014.

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