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CHINA CYBERSECURITY FOR INDUSTRIAL CONTROL SYSTEMS (ICS)

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has resources that can help American manufacturers.

The United States National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has a cybersecurity framework to help U.S. companies develop resilience against potential cyberattacks. The framework consists of five core functions which can be applied to their existing efforts. 

Industrial control systems (ICS) in manufacturing environments are increasingly subject to cyberattacks and insider threats. According to a July 2021 advisory from the U.S. Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), “Chinese state-sponsored cyber actors aggressively target U.S. and Allied political, economic, military, educational, and critical infrastructure (CI) personnel and organizations to steal sensitive data, emerging and key technology, intellectual property, and personally identifiable information (PII).”

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) is a collaborative hub to address businesses’ most pressing cybersecurity challenges. The NCCoE develops modular, easily adaptable example cybersecurity solutions using standards, best practices, and commercially available technology. This center has joined with a variety of U.S. companies through a formal initiative called the National Cybersecurity Excellence Partnership (NCEP). These partners have pledged to provide hardware, software and expertise to advance the rapid adoption of secure technologies.

For more information, please contact cyberframework@nist.gov .

10/31/2021