On February 12 2013, the President signed an Executive Order (EO) entitled “Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity.” The EO directed sweeping measures in cybersecurity information sharing, creation of a cybersecurity framework, and voluntary adoption of the framework by the industry, all of it with civil liberties and privacy concerns in mind. Simultaneously, the President signed the Presidential Policy Directive 21 (PPD-21) entitled “Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience,” which directed Federal Agencies to take specific steps to ensure they are able to appropriately respond to the tasking in the EO. Now the Federal agencies are in motion to respond to the EO, which will have a significant impact on the members of the critical infrastructure sector. Already, on February 26, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) published a Request for Information (RFI) in the Federal Register with responses due within 45 days by April 8, 2013. DHS has announced the expansion of the Enhanced Security Services (ECS) program to additional critical infrastructure entities. Additional initiatives are under way as well.
UTC will host a webinar on March 14 from 2pm to 3pm EDT to review the EO, the PPD-21, and the NIST RFI, as well as other emerging initiatives in response to the EO. The webinar will provide an overview of the existing information, discuss potential impacts to the critical infrastructure sector, and identify specific steps the industry can take to provide inputs into this process.
If you have questions, please contact the legal and regulatory department.
|Webinar: Executive Order & NIST Request for Information - Members||USD 0.00|
|Webinar: Executive Order & NIST Request for Information - Non-Member||USD 145.00|