Cybersecurity standards delayed by government shutdown

10/10/2013 | Hill, The

The unveiling of draft guidelines for voluntary cybersecurity standards from the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology was delayed by the continuing government shutdown. The deadline of Oct. 10, set by President Barack Obama, has passed. Operators of banks, power plants and other entities critical to infrastructure are awaiting the Cybersecurity Framework to develop policies to prevent hacking. "We will reevaluate the release date when government operations are fully restored," said Commerce Department spokesman James Hock.

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