5/14/2013

The Obama administration is likely to focus its cybersecurity efforts on pushing industry adoption of forthcoming voluntary standards from the National Institute of Standards and Technology. At the same time, the administration may move away from efforts to expand the Department of Homeland Security's regulatory authority, which "would be dead on arrival in the House and probably also couldn't get out of the Senate," said Larry Clinton, president of the Internet Security Alliance. "I think you will see an attempt to leverage the NIST framework through the use of incentives and possibly through current regulatory authorities," Clinton said.

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