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White House National Security Memo Issued | NIST & DHS Developing Cybersecurity Performance Goals for Critical Infrastructure Control Systems

President Biden on July 28, 2021, signed a new National Security Memorandum, “Improving Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure Control Systems which directs the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to work with the Department of Commerce (DOC) in developing cybersecurity performance goals that will drive adoption of effective practices and controls. NIST will play a role in that collaboration. 

NIST conducts research and provides resources to improve the cybersecurity of Operational Technology. Among activities that will contribute to implementing the National Security Memorandum, NIST is revising its Guide to Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Security (SP 800-82).

See: Joint Statement by Secretary Mayorkas and Secretary Raimondo on President Biden’s New National Security Memorandum

Released July 29, 2021