View Full Version : NIST Cyber Bill Advances to Presidentís Desk

Harold Mansfield
08-05-2018, 01:58 PM
The NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Act, S. 770, is heading to President Trumpís desk where he is expected to sign it into law soon.
The legislation, approved by the Senate on Wednesday, directs the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to provide resources to small businesses to help them implement NISTís voluntary cybersecurity framework (https://www.meritalk.com/articles/nist-updates-cyber-framework/). The bill also directs NIST to take the needs of small businesses into account when working on future standards. The goal of the legislation, according to bill sponsors Sens. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, and James Risch, R-Idaho, is to help small businesses protect their digital assets from cybersecurity threats.

This is good news!

Just curious, if the government provided more cyber security resources to help you secure your business and it's assets would you take advantage of it?
If not, why not and what would help you to do so?

This is an issue that I really care about and know how vulnerable small businesses are, and how helpless it could feel if you don't know what to do or where to start, so this is both curiosity and market research.