NRECA: NIST Cyber Security Framework Should Consider Needs of Coops

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) is urging the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to keep in mind the varying organizations and structures of companies operating in the energy sector when developing its Cyber Security Framework (Framework), a project undertaken in response to a February 2013 executive order issued by President Obama.  The NRECA, along with other trade organizations, has expressed concern that sections of a preliminary version of the Framework cut too broadly, covering areas such as “general business practices” rather than focusing on specific infrastructure policies that could benefit all energy sector players regardless of their differing business practices.  Click here for more.

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