Sunday, November 3, 2013

Obama Proclamation - Nov 2013 - Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month

With my blog's focus on infrastructure security I need to let my readers know of President Obama's proclamation last week.  The President has announced that November 2013 is Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month.

In light of the anniversary of Super Storm Sandy being last week and with the events of this past year that included natural disasters impacting various infrastructure systems it certainly makes sense that we need to continue our collective focus on critical infrastructure and make it more resilient.

Finally, as a reminder, President Obama has signed one order and one directive focused on improving cybersecurity of critical infrastructure.  Those documents include:

And, due to these deliverables from the President, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has been working with industry to develop a Cybersecurity Framework that is currently in draft and is open for comments due on 13 December 2013.

The good news is that the Administration is raising awareness on these important issues to our national defense and economy.  Let's just hope we -- our government and industries -- do not get bogged down in politics and instead help the country take action to repair and improve our infrastructure.