The Cybersecurity Framework: administration and Congress move to incentivise private sector co-operation

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By Sydney M White, Jim Halpert, Vinny Sanchez and Fernand A Lavallee

The White House has announced its eight preliminary incentives to encourage private sector owners and operators of critical infrastructure (CI) to adopt the final Cybersecurity Framework, now under development by the administration.

And in the meantime, a report from the Department of Defense and the General Services Administration, still in draft form, addresses incentives and other cybersecurity issues in the federal acquisition process.

These are among the latest developments around the ongoing implementation of president Barack Obama’s cybersecurity executive order (EO), which aims to broadly improve cybersecurity within organisations that operate CI and their contractors…

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