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FTC touts cyber guidelines as 'complying' with NIST framework

March 15, 2017 |
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Federal Trade Commission officials are telling industry leaders that following the commission's cybersecurity guidelines aligns with the National Institute of Standards and Technology's framework of standards.

“Businesses often ask: ‘If I comply with the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, am I complying with what the FTC requires?’” said Lisa Weintraub Schifferle, an attorney with the FTC's Consumer Protection Bureau, in a blog post Monday.

The FTC under acting Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen is expected to have a more prominent role on...

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