Newly Released Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity

On Feb. 12, the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology released the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity. This framework is the result of Presidential Executive Order 13636: Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, issued in February 2013. The framework was created through public-private collaborations and provides a common language to address and manage cyber risk in a cost-effective way based on business needs. Local health departments can use the framework to determine their current level of cybersecurity, set goals for cybersecurity, and establish a plan for improving or maintaining their cybersecurity. Learn how to use the framework.

About Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown serves as a Senior Program Analyst for Environmental Health, Pandemic Response, and Catastrophic Preparedness at NACCHO. Her work includes climate change preparedness, medical countermeasure planning and implementation efforts, and exploring the legal issues surrounding radiation preparedness.Twitter: @LisaBrownMPH

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