NIST Cyber Advisers Anxious Over Auditing Agencies

Members of an advisory board for the government’s cyber standards agency are skeptical about a House bill that would expand that agency’s mission to auditing cybersecurity across the federal government.

That bill, the NIST Cybersecurity Framework Assessment and Auditing Act, would task the National Institute of Standards and Technology with verifying agencies have proper cyber protections in place and reporting on laggards.

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