By Bob Scott Check out our recent advisory analyzing the National Institute of Standards and Technologies’ newly-finished Cybersecurity Framework, which is intended to reduce cyber risks to critical infrastructure – including to banks, communications companies, utilities, and healthcare providers.  The Framework adds to the growing prominence of data security issues:  increased incidents of electronic data theft; extensive media coverage; rising class-action litigation.  The Federal Trade Commission has assumed enforcement authority for data security and breach incidents under Section 5 of the FTC Act, while Congress and state legislatures consider legislative options.  The Framework remains voluntary for the companies it addresses, but offers insight into evolving government expectations for data security, privacy and civil liberties.  Access the advisory here.