Saturday, December 11, 2021

Review - Public Comments - Information Security Controls: Cybersecurity Items – 12-11-21

On October 21st, 2021 DOC’s DOC’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published an interim final rule (IFR) in the Federal Register on “Information Security Controls: Cybersecurity Items”. BIS solicited public comments on the IFR with a closing date for those comments of December 6th, 2021, and an effective date for the new regulation of January 19th, 2021. This week the first four comments showed up on the comment site (Docket # BIS-2020-0038).

Those comments were received from:

Information Technology Industry Council,

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP,

Maxar Technologies, and

Cordyceps Systems

I expect that we will continue to see additional comments submitted to this rulemaking even though we are past the close of comments date. Neither the comments received to date, nor those received in the near future will have any effect on the effective date of this IFR, nor will these comments cause BIS to make any changes to those regulations until the time comes around for the submission of a final rule.

For more details about the comments submitted to date, see my article on CFSN Detailed Analysis - - subscription required.

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