On August 10, 2016, the US NIST issued a request for information regarding current and future cybersecurity initiatives in the digital economy in connection with its directive to support the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity. The Commission will ultimately make recommendations on actions that can be taken to strengthen cybersecurity in both the public and private sectors. NIST is seeking information on current trends, progress being made, short-term initiatives and perceived long-term challenges in respect of several topics relating to cybersecurity as the Commission formulates recommendations intended to “increase the protection and resilience of the digital ecosystem.” Topics on which the Commission is soliciting information include: critical infrastructure cybersecurity, cybersecurity research and development, international markets and the internet of things. Comments were due on September 9, 2016.

The NIST’s request for comment is available at: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-08-10/pdf/2016-18948.pdf