October 18th Cybersecurity Update - Framework Guidance

Friday - 10/18/2013, 4:52pm EDT

The government shutdown delays final cybersecurity guidelines for nuclear power plants and other critical infrastructure providers. The National Institutes of Standards and Technology deadline to submit guidance for cybersecurity framework was October 10th. Cyber experts tells FierceGovernment IT the missed deadline is unlikely to be a problem. In late September, NIST told Federal News Radio the document was essentially finished. The framework came about through President Obama's February executive order on cybersecurity. It embodies the administration's view that private sector infrastructure operators are critical to the nation's well- being and should live up to a minimal level of cybersecurity practices.