The White House will soon be addressing critical infrastructure sector-specific cyber security standards for the communications, water, and healthcare sectors. The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will release cyber guidelines and rules as they pertain to the sectors that fall under their purview.
- Critical infrastructure guidance has been released a few sectors at a time based on risk. Eventually all sectors will have coverage. This guidance will be voluntary at this time, which means it’s a good time to review it and figure out what works best as either sector or NIST guidance enters the comment phase for proposed required configurations.
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