A year after issuing an executive order, the Obama administration has released a cybersecurity framework for businesses to strengthen their networks against cyber-attacks, FierceGovernmentIT reports. Developed by the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology, the voluntary guidance provides critical infrastructure businesses a roadmap for preventing and responding to cyber-attacks. An earlier draft of the framework was released last October, including a full section on privacy and civil liberties. Based on comments received, however, the appendix was taken out and “integrated into the main body of the framework,” one administration official said.
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