On March 28th, NIST and NTIA will publish a Federal Register notice opening an Inquiry into “Incentives to Adopt Improved Cybersecurity Practices.” An advance copy of the Notice is attached here. The Inquiry is in response to the President’s Directive to the Secretary of Commerce contained in Executive Order 13636, Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity. The Notice explaines that
Over the past several years, members of Congress have made significant progress in identifying the challenges of the cyber threat and coordinating with industry to develop a response, according to John Rockefeller (D-W.V.), the chairman of the Senate commerce committee.
At the same time, Rockefeller did not mask his frustration that the comprehensive cybersecurity bills that he and others have drafted have stalled, prompting the White House to issue an executive order in February calling for, among other things, an improved system for sharing information about threats and attacks.