Automation Federation and NIST Partner to Draft Executive Order on Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure


By Walt Boyes

Jun 05, 2013

After the Cybersecurity Summit held last week by NIST, the National Institute for Standards and Technology, the Automation Federation, a wholly owned subsidiary of ISA, the International Society of Automation, announced that it and NIST had agreed to work with the White House to draft an Executive Order dealing with cybersecurity for critical infrastructure. This is in response to the fact that the recently issued Executive Order on the subject has been perceived as a little light in the matter of Industrial Control Systems. 

Fred Wentzel of NACFAM, the National Council for Advanced Manufacturing, reported this in his "Manufacturing Trends" Newsletter on Monday. He attached to the newsletter a PDF document from the Automation Federation which announced this news, and then provided a shopping list of all the resources ISA and the Automation Federation can provide. You can download a copy of the PDF document here:

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