WASHINGTON, D.C.—Chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV released the following statement on the voluntary Cybersecurity Framework developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and released by the White House today.
“The recent data breaches at Target and other retailers are a stark reminder that our networks continue to be vulnerable to cyber attacks. The Cybersecurity Framework NIST released today represents a major step forward in improving our cyber defenses. This Framework represents the careful thinking of our country’s top security experts. It should become an essential touchstone, not just for critical infrastructure operators, but for all companies and government agencies that need to protect their systems and their data. I congratulate NIST and President Obama for bringing the public and private sectors together to develop this important new cybersecurity tool.”