Posted by David Brousell on February 18, 2014
The National Institute of Science and Technology has issued a set of standards and best practices to protect the nation’s critical infrastructure – including information systems and industrial control systems in manufacturing companies – from cyber attacks.
The new guidelines--formally called the "Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity"--are designed to combat what NIST said are cyber attacks that "exploit" the increased complexity and inter-connectivity of critical infrastructure systems, placing the nation as well as business at risk.
"Due to the increasing pressures from external and internal threats, organizations responsible for critical infrastructure need to have a consistent and iterative approach to identifying, assessing, and managing cybersecurity risk,” NIST said. “This approach is necessary regardless of an organization's size, threat exposure, or cybersecurity sophistication today."
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