The Internet of Things offers opportunity and risk. As we continue to rely on the world wide web for communications, integrating the Internet into the critical infrastructure is inevitable. Smart cars, Smart Grids, Smart homes…the ubiquitous nature of global connectivity will require a keen sense of precautionary cybersecurity practices. In the United States alone, our electricity grid must prepare for the maturation of its antiquated power landscape by leveraging the promise of innovative architectures to enable enhanced reliability and resiliency. Bridging the worlds of federal regulation and the industrial control system landscape is a critical success factor and it starts with establishing, conveying, and franchising mutually beneficial value propositions and incentives.