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June 14, 2021

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CISA offers guidance on ransomware threats to operational technology, as NIST weighs in with risk management approach

By Charlie Mitchell / June 10, 2021

CISA and NIST, often the federal government’s primary interlocutors with industry on cybersecurity, are each highlighting tools designed to help organizations combat ransomware attacks, as federal officials press a whole-of-government response to a growing threat confronting industries across critical infrastructure and other sectors.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology on Wednesday issued a preliminary draft of NISTIR 8374, “Cybersecurity Framework Profile for Ransomware Risk Management,” with a July 9 comment deadline. The agency noted that “NIST is adopting...

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