Critical Infrastructure Security , Endpoint Security , Governance & Risk Management

Ron Ross of NIST on Protecting Critical Infrastructure

Sizing Up the Threats and Reviewing the Mitigation Effort
Ron Ross, fellow, NIST

In an increasingly complex world of interconnected information systems and devices, more must be done to protect critical infrastructure, says Ron Ross of the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

See Also: Reducing Complexity in Healthcare IT

In a video interview at Information Security Media Group's recent Breach Prevention Summit in Washington, Ross discusses:

  • The looming cybersecurity threats to national infrastructure, including the energy sector;
  • Designing systems with security built in;
  • NIST's initiatives to protect critical assets.

Ron Ross, a fellow at NIST, specializes in information security, systems security engineering and risk management. He leads NIST's Federal Information Security Management Act Implementation Project, which includes the development of key security standards and guidelines for the federal government and critical information infrastructure.

About the Author

Nick Holland

Nick Holland

Former Director, Banking and Payments

Holland focused on the intersection of digital banking, payments and security technologies. He has spoken at a variety of conferences and events, including Mobile World Congress, Money2020, Next Bank and SXSW, and has been quoted by The Wall Street Journal, CNN Money, MSNBC, NPR, Forbes, Fortune, BusinessWeek, Time Magazine, The Economist and the Financial Times.

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