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Cybersecurity Framework Workshop 2016


Executive Order 13636, Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, directed NIST to work with stakeholders to develop a voluntary framework for reducing cyber risks to critical infrastructure. Version 1.0 of the Cybersecurity Framework (Framework), released on February 12, 2014, was developed in an open manner with input from stakeholders in industry, academia, and government, including a public review and comment process, workshops, and other means of engagement. In the time since the Framework's publication, NIST's primary goals have been to raise awareness of the Framework and encourage its use as a tool to help industry sectors and organizations manage cybersecurity risks.

In addition to highlighting a variety of Framework use and work products, the purpose of this workshop is to gather input to help NIST understand stakeholder awareness and current use of the Framework, the need for an update to the Framework, cybersecurity best practices sharing, as well as the future governance of the Framework. A request for information (RFI) analysis of responses to the 11 December 2015 RFI entitled "Views on the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity" will serve as a starting point for discussions at Cybersecurity Framework Workshop 2016.

The agenda below provides descriptions of all Workshop breakout sessions. Attendees who plan to participate in the Recovery Paper Concepts or Manufacturing Profile breakout sessions are encouraged to review read ahead materials available here: Recovery Paper Concepts and Manufacturing Profile


Agenda PDF (Updated 4/6)


Check out the Cybersecurity Framework Video to learn more about the workshop!

Security Instructions:

If you are not registered, you will not be allowed on site. Registered attendees will receive security and campus instructions prior to the workshop.

NON U.S. CITIZENS PLEASE NOTE: All foreign national visitors who do not have permanent resident status and who wish to register for the above meeting must supply additional information. Failure to provide this information prior to arrival will result, at a minimum, in significant delays (up to 24 hours) in entering the facility. Authority to gather this information is derived from United States Department of Commerce Department Administrative Order (DAO) number 207-12. When registration is open, the required NIST-1260 form will be available as well. *New Visitor Access Requirement: Effective July 21, 2014, Under the REAL ID Act of 2005, agencies, including NIST, can only accept a state-issued driver’s license or identification card for access to federal facilities if issued by states that are REAL ID compliant or have an extension.Click here for a list of alternative identification and further details>>

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Start Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2016
End Date: Thursday, April 7, 2016
Location: NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899
Audience: Industry, Government, Academia
Format: Workshop


In-person registration has closed. 



The conference will be webcast starting at 8:30am April 6th. Please visit our Webcast Page to access the live webcast on the day of the event. Registration is not required to view the webcast. However, if you would like to receive a reminder email, please register here.


April 5, 2016 Registration: (optional)

The workshop will offer an optional seminar on April 5 that will provide an overview of the Framework's development, basic components, use cases, and resources to support further learning. Those new to Framework should consider attending the seminar presentation and question-answer session. If you would like to attend, please use the registration link above.

All attendees must be pre-registered to gain entry to the NIST campus. Photo identification must be presented at the main gate to be admitted to the conference. International attendees are required to present a passport. Attendees must wear their conference badge at all times while on the campus. There is no on-site registration for meetings held at NIST.

Registration Contact:

Karen Startsman, 301-975-6602


Courtyard Gaithersburg Washingtonian Center
204 Boardwalk Place
Gaithersburg, MD 20878-7343
(800) 321-2211 or (301) 527-9000

NIST Room Block: NIST 7th Annual Cybersecurity Framework Workshop/$226.00/night

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Reservations for all guests must be received on or before Tuesday, March 15, 2016. The Marriott offers a complimentary shuttle to and from NIST.

Technical Contact:

Matthew Barrett, 301-975-3267