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The White House released its initial draft of incentives for private industry to adopt the cybersecurity best practices the National Institute of Standards and Technology will release in October.
In theory, there has been widespread public and private sector buy-in for NIST’s cybersecurity framework — private companies have submitted commentary, attended workshops and testified before Congress on behalf of the framework. But in the reality of adoption, many have worried private companies will not have enough incentives to adopt the voluntary framework.
Enter the White House. It collected incentive recommendations from three departments: Homeland Security, Commerce and Treasury. Tuesday, Michael Daniel, White House cybersecurity coordinator, released the first draft of a set of incentives, cautioning they “were developed in a relatively short time frame.”
The suggestions — eight in all — range from those easy to implement under President Barack Obama’s February executive order directing the creation of NIST’s cybersecurity framework, to some that would require an act of Congress, to others that would necessitate further collaboration with private industries.
Here they are, in the same order Daniel presented them in a blog post: