December 16, 2014

WASHINGTON – The Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), the global voice for the tech sector representing 60 of the world’s leading technology companies, issued the following statement from President and CEO Dean Garfield today after it was announced a key team at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is being awarded the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Gold Medal for Distinguished Service for their work leading the development of the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (framework):

We join in congratulating the team at NIST being honored for their work leading the development of the Framework.  Their efforts resulted in an essential tool, based on global, voluntary, consensus-based risk management standards, to help improve the cybersecurity of our nation’s critical infrastructure. The open, transparent and collaborative process that developed the framework has been a model for how the public and private sectors can work together and we look forward to continuing to work with NIST to meet the evolving needs for cybersecurity in our interconnected digital age.”

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Public Policy Tags: Cybersecurity