NIST: U.S. CYBERPANEL SEEKS YOUR THOUGHTS

The Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity, based at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) “requests information about current and future states of cybersecurity in the digital economy.” The 12-member panel is midway through five field hearings – it will be in Minneapolis August 23 – and is due to make detailed recommendations to President Obama in December on ways to strengthen cybersecurity in public and private spheres. These could be important. The group is chaired by Obama’s former National Security Adviser Thomas Donilon and includes University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Pat Gallagher (former NIST director); Annie Anton, chair of the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech; Samuel J. Palmisano, former CEO of IBM, and Peter Lee, corporate VP, Microsoft Research. See the RFI.