Saturday, April 2, 2016

NIST Updates Workshop Agenda

This week the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) published an updated version of the draft agenda for next week’s NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) Workshop. The new version provides more details about the breakout sessions where most of the work will be accomplished. It also includes more information on some of the panel discussions.

Panel Discussions

There are two of the panel discussions that may be of specific interest to readers of this blog; one on Coast Guard use of the CSF and the other on insurance and the CSF. Here is how the agenda describes these two panels:

US Coast Guard Maritime Profile Strategy – This panel will focus on the work done by the US Coast Guard and partner organizations on building security profiles, based on the Framework, to secure the bulk liquid transport sector.

Insurance – This panel will discuss the benefits to an evolving and growing insurance market of a widely used and consistent approach to understanding and   communicating cyber risks. Panelists will provide their experience with using the Cybersecurity Framework for developing and analyzing data and using the data for underwriting cyber risks.

Other News

The Workshop web page also announced this week that registration has closed for attending the Workshop in person. People that did not complete the registration process will not be allowed on the NIST campus during the workshop. NIST also announced that they would be web casting at least portions of the Workshop on the Workshop homepage starting at 08:30 EDT on April 6th.

NIST also published the ‘official’ TWITTER® hashtag for the Workshop; #NISTCSF. Those of you who already follow NIST on TWITTER (@USNISTGOV) will already have seen that hashtag in their announcements about the Workshop. It is nice to see a government agency taking a proactive use of social media and not just flooding media with meaningless sound bites

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