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U.S. Federal CIO Tony Scott to Speak at Baldrige Chicago Regional Conference

U.S. Federal CIO Tony Scott to Speak at Baldrige Chicago Regional Conference

On September 8, 2016, Chief Information Officer for the United States, Tony Scott, will attend the annual Baldrige Regional Conference to be held at the Hyatt Lodge at McDonald’s Campus in Chicago/Oak Brook, IL. Mr. Scott will address the conference during the plenary session to discuss a new Baldrige-based cyber self-assessment tool under development by the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program (BPEP).

In July BPEP announced that after several months of planning it had begun work on the new cyber self-assessment tool aligned with the Cybersecurity Framework developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

“Voluntary cybersecurity assessments using a Baldrige approach will stimulate improvement, begin to pool talent, and share solutions to the security challenges and problems facing organizations today,” said Mr. Scott.

The new approach will tie the Baldrige Criteria that has nearly 30 years of empirical data supporting its capacity to deliver organizational excellence with NIST’s Cybersecurity Framework to address one of the key challenges of the digital age.