NIST Director Pat Gallagher at NCCoE RSA Expo Booth Today

Dr. Pat Gallagher, the director of NIST, will be at the NCCoE’s booth (#250) at RSA from 4:00 to 4:30 pm to meet people, listen to ideas and discuss NIST’s role in the February 12, 2013 Executive Order "Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity." Leadership from the NIST Computer Security Division and key NCCoE staff will join Dr. Gallagher at the booth.

Yesterday, in response to the Executive Order, NIST issued a Request for Information (RFI) in the Federal Register as its first step in the process to develop a Cybersecurity Framework, a set of voluntary standards and best practices to guide industry in reducing cyber risks to the networks and computers that support critical infrastructure vital to the nation's economy, security and daily life.