Views on the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, 7506 [2016-02860]

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[FR Doc. 2016–02997 Filed 2–11–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology [Docket Number 151103999–6076–02] Views on the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity National Institute of Standards and Technology, Commerce. ACTION: Notice; extension of comment period. asabaliauskas on DSK9F6TC42PROD with NOTICES2 AGENCY: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is extending the period for submitting comments relating to the ‘‘Framework SUMMARY: 17:38 Feb 11, 2016 Jkt 238001 Comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on February 23, 2016. Comments received after February 9, 2016 and before publication of this notice are deemed to be timely. DATES: Written comments may be submitted by mail to Diane Honeycutt, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 8930, Gaithersburg, MD 20899. Online submissions in electronic form may be sent to cyberframework@nist.gov in any of the following formats: HTML; ASCII; Word; RTF; or PDF. Please include your name and your organization’s name (if any), and cite ‘‘Views on the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity’’ in all correspondence. Comments containing references, studies, research, and other empirical data that are not widely published should include copies of the referenced materials. Please do not submit additional materials. All comments received in response to this RFI will be posted at http://www. nist.gov/cyberframework/cybersecurityframework-rfi.cfm without change or redaction, so commenters should not include information they do not wish to be posted (e.g., personal or confidential business information). ADDRESSES: For questions about this RFI contact: Diane Honeycutt, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 8930, Gaithersburg, MD 20899 or cyberframework@nist.gov. Please direct media inquiries to NIST’s Office of Public Affairs at (301) 975– 2762. Enhancement Act of 2014 1 to ‘‘facilitate and support the development of a voluntary, consensus-based, industryled set of standards, guidelines, best practices, methodologies, procedures, and processes to cost-effectively reduce cyber risks to critical infrastructure.’’ 2 Executive Order 13636, ‘‘Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity’’ 3 tasked the Secretary of Commerce to direct the Director of NIST to lead the development of a framework to reduce cyber risks to critical infrastructure. A final version of Framework 1.0 was published on February 12, 2014, after a year-long, open process involving private and public sector organizations, including extensive industry input and public comments, and announced in the Federal Register (79 FR 9167) on February 18, 2014. On December 11, 2015 NIST published a RFI in the Federal Register (80 FR 76934) seeking information about the variety of ways in which the Framework is being used to improve cybersecurity risk management, how best practices for using the Framework are being shared, the relative value of different parts of the Framework, the possible need for an update of the Framework, and options for the long-term governance of the Framework. NIST is extending the comment period announced in the December 11, 2015 RFI from February 9, 2016 to February 23, 2016 to allow comments to be submitted during a timeframe in which a variety of cybersecurity events are scheduled to occur. Kevin Kimball, Chief of Staff. [FR Doc. 2016–02860 Filed 2–11–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: NIST is extending the comment period announced in the December 11, 2015 Request for Information (RFI) (80 FR 76934) through February 23, 2016. NIST is authorized by the Cybersecurity SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 19 See 19 CFR 351.310(c); see also 19 CFR 351.303 for general filing requirements. 20 See 19 CFR 351.310. VerDate Sep<11>2014 for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity’’ (the ‘‘Framework’’) through February 23, 2016. In a Request for Information (RFI) that published in the Federal Register on December 11, 2015 (80 FR 76934), NIST requested information about the variety of ways in which the Framework is being used to improve cybersecurity risk management, how best practices for using the Framework are being shared, the relative value of different parts of the Framework, the possible need for an update of the Framework, and options for the long-term governance of the Framework. NIST is extending the comment period announced in the December 11, 2015 RFI from February 9, 2016 to February 23, 2016. PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 1 Public Law 113–274 (2014): http://www.gpo. gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-113publ274/pdf/PLAW113publ274.pdf 2 Id., codified in relevant part at 15 U.S.C. 272(c)(15). Congress’s intent was to codify NIST’s role in Executive Order No. 13636: ‘‘Title I would codify certain elements of Executive Order 13636 by directing the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to develop a framework of voluntary standards designed to reduce risks arising from cyberattacks on critical infrastructure that is privately owned and operated.’’ S. Rep. No. 113– 270, at 9 (2014). 3 Exec. Order No. 13636, Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, 78 FR 11739 (Feb. 19, 2013). E:\FR\FM\12FEN1.SGM 12FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Institute of Standards and Technology

[Docket Number 151103999-6076-02]


Views on the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure 
Cybersecurity

AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice; extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is 
extending the period for submitting comments relating to the 
``Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity'' (the 
``Framework'') through February 23, 2016. In a Request for Information 
(RFI) that published in the Federal Register on December 11, 2015 (80 
FR 76934), NIST requested information about the variety of ways in 
which the Framework is being used to improve cybersecurity risk 
management, how best practices for using the Framework are being 
shared, the relative value of different parts of the Framework, the 
possible need for an update of the Framework, and options for the long-
term governance of the Framework. NIST is extending the comment period 
announced in the December 11, 2015 RFI from February 9, 2016 to 
February 23, 2016.

DATES: Comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on February 
23, 2016. Comments received after February 9, 2016 and before 
publication of this notice are deemed to be timely.

ADDRESSES: Written comments may be submitted by mail to Diane 
Honeycutt, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau 
Drive, Stop 8930, Gaithersburg, MD 20899. Online submissions in 
electronic form may be sent to cyberframework@nist.gov in any of the 
following formats: HTML; ASCII; Word; RTF; or PDF. Please include your 
name and your organization's name (if any), and cite ``Views on the 
Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity'' in all 
correspondence. Comments containing references, studies, research, and 
other empirical data that are not widely published should include 
copies of the referenced materials. Please do not submit additional 
materials.
    All comments received in response to this RFI will be posted at 
http://www.nist.gov/cyberframework/cybersecurity-framework-rfi.cfm 
without change or redaction, so commenters should not include 
information they do not wish to be posted (e.g., personal or 
confidential business information).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions about this RFI contact: 
Diane Honeycutt, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 
Bureau Drive, Stop 8930, Gaithersburg, MD 20899 or 
cyberframework@nist.gov. Please direct media inquiries to NIST's Office 
of Public Affairs at (301) 975-2762.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NIST is extending the comment period 
announced in the December 11, 2015 Request for Information (RFI) (80 FR 
76934) through February 23, 2016. NIST is authorized by the 
Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2014 \1\ to ``facilitate and support 
the development of a voluntary, consensus-based, industry-led set of 
standards, guidelines, best practices, methodologies, procedures, and 
processes to cost-effectively reduce cyber risks to critical 
infrastructure.'' \2\ Executive Order 13636, ``Improving Critical 
Infrastructure Cybersecurity'' \3\ tasked the Secretary of Commerce to 
direct the Director of NIST to lead the development of a framework to 
reduce cyber risks to critical infrastructure. A final version of 
Framework 1.0 was published on February 12, 2014, after a year-long, 
open process involving private and public sector organizations, 
including extensive industry input and public comments, and announced 
in the Federal Register (79 FR 9167) on February 18, 2014. On December 
11, 2015 NIST published a RFI in the Federal Register (80 FR 76934) 
seeking information about the variety of ways in which the Framework is 
being used to improve cybersecurity risk management, how best practices 
for using the Framework are being shared, the relative value of 
different parts of the Framework, the possible need for an update of 
the Framework, and options for the long-term governance of the 
Framework. NIST is extending the comment period announced in the 
December 11, 2015 RFI from February 9, 2016 to February 23, 2016 to 
allow comments to be submitted during a timeframe in which a variety of 
cybersecurity events are scheduled to occur.
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    \1\ Public Law 113-274 (2014): http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-113publ274/pdf/PLAW-113publ274.pdf
    \2\ Id., codified in relevant part at 15 U.S.C. 272(c)(15). 
Congress's intent was to codify NIST's role in Executive Order No. 
13636: ``Title I would codify certain elements of Executive Order 
13636 by directing the National Institute of Standards and 
Technology (NIST) to develop a framework of voluntary standards 
designed to reduce risks arising from cyberattacks on critical 
infrastructure that is privately owned and operated.'' S. Rep. No. 
113-270, at 9 (2014).
    \3\ Exec. Order No. 13636, Improving Critical Infrastructure 
Cybersecurity, 78 FR 11739 (Feb. 19, 2013).

Kevin Kimball,
Chief of Staff.
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