Alston & Bird hosted this webinar discussion on January 21, 2014, on the release of the NIST Preliminary Cybersecurity Framework.
The release of the NIST Preliminary Cybersecurity Framework in October marks one of the final steps in creating the “voluntary” framework envisioned in the Obama administration’s Executive Order on Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity. While the development of the framework involved significant input by the private sector, questions remain regarding how to understand and interpret its structure, content and potential impact.
The following questions were addressed:
- Will the framework be mandatory for critical infrastructure entities?
- What is the potential broader impact of the framework beyond critical infrastructure companies?
- What is the potential overlay of privacy compliance given the principles incorporated into the Privacy Appendix?
- Will the framework operate as a de facto, due care security standard?
This program brought together a panel of experts to discuss these topics as companies prepare for a finalized version of the framework to be issued in February.
Kimberly Peretti, Partner, Alston & Bird LLP
Tom Hibarger, Managing Director, Stroz Friedberg
Greg Schaffer, Security Consultant, Fidelity National Information Services, and Former Assistant Secretary, Cybersecurity & Communications, DHS
This program was provided as a complimentary service to clients and friends of Alston & Bird LLP. CLE credit is provided for Georgia, Texas, California, New York, Pennsylvania and Missouri. Additional states are available upon request.
If you have questions, please contact Liliam Aguila at
January 21, 2014
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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