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Lawmakers: Kaspersky episode suggests need for NIST cyber framework to play greater role

By Rick Weber / October 26, 2017

Members of the House Science oversight subcommittee expressed bipartisan interest in an expanded role for the National Institute of Standards and Technology in responding to recent revelations about the data vulnerabilities from Kaspersky Lab software products, including the possibility of mandating use of the NIST framework of cybersecurity standards on companies that provide services to the government.

House Science Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) opened the hearing Wednesday with a push for House passage of H.R. 1224, approved by the committee...

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