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On September 22, 2021, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas and Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo released a joint statement on the Department of Homeland Security’s issuance of preliminary Critical Infrastructure Control Systems Cybersecurity Performance Goals and Objectives. The Preliminary Goals identify nine overarching control system cybersecurity performance goals, each containing specific objectives to support the deployment and operation of secure control systems.
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On October 1, 2021, Connecticut’s two new data security laws went into effect. The new laws modify Connecticut’s existing breach notification requirements and establish a safe harbor for businesses that create and maintain a written cybersecurity program.
Continue Reading UPDATE: New Connecticut Breach Notification Requirements and Cybersecurity Safe Harbor Are Now in Effect

On September 14 and 15, 2021, the National Institute of Standards and Technology held a public workshop, as part of its effort to create a consumer labeling program to communicate the security capabilities of consumer Internet of Things devices and software development practices, as mandated by the Biden administration’s May 2021 Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity.
Continue Reading NIST Holds a Two-Day Public Workshop on Cybersecurity Labeling Programs for Internet of Things Devices and Software

Connecticut recently passed two cybersecurity laws that will become effective on October 1, 2021. The newly passed laws modify Connecticut’s existing breach notification requirements and establish a safe harbor for businesses that create and maintain a written cybersecurity program that complies with applicable state or federal law or industry-recognized security frameworks.
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On July 28, 2021, President Biden signed a National Security Memorandum that formally establishes an Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity Initiative and directs the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology, in collaboration with other agencies, to develop and issue cybersecurity performance goals for critical infrastructure.
Continue Reading White House Issues Memorandum on Improving Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure Control Systems

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology recently announced that it is seeking public comment on Draft NISTIR 8228, Considerations for Managing Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity and Privacy Risks. The document is to be the first in a planned series of publications that will examine specific aspects of the IoT topic.
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