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Richard Adhikari
Is Anonymous Plotting a Power Play?
02/21/12 3:34 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 603 Words

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) last year released a set of electric grid guidelines .

These were criticized by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) for not discussing a combination of physical and cyberattacks, and for lacking a final schedule for updates.


Gene Koprowski
Silicon Prairie May Be Fertile Ground for Emerging Homeland Security Biz
03/07/06 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 629 Words

Experts from the federal government's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the City of Chicago, and leading consulting companies and law firms said cities are facing a "dire" need to create feasible emergency response plans for homeland security -- and natural disasters.

This month marks...

John K. Higgins
Network Upgrades Key to Federal IT Agenda
05/21/14 6:15 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1039 Words

Cryptographic Review: In an effort to assess the adequacy of its cryptographic standards and development process, the National Institute of Standards and Technology has appointed three corporate experts to a review panel: Vint Cerf, chief Internet evangelist at Google; Steven Lipner, partner director of software security at...

Richard Adhikari
NIST Forges Ahead With Critical Infrastructure Security Plan
10/23/13 4:14 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 659 Words

... National Institute of Standards and Technology on Wednesday released a preliminary cybersecurity framework for improving the cybersecurity of the United States' critical infrastructure . The Institute will soon open a 45-day public comment period on the framework, seeking input from reviewers on a series of questions. The...

Richard Adhikari
Study: Electric Grid Needs Full-Time Cyberguard
12/05/11 11:50 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 618 Words

Government Accountability Office issued a report this year criticizing electric grid guidelines developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for their lack of information on combined cyber-physical attacks and the absence of a final schedule for updating the guidelines, the MIT report states.


James M. Morrow
U.S. Seeks To Bolster Net Security
10/17/00 12:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 481 Words

William Mehuron, director of the Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology, said that "much of the software now available has not had security as a priority and we are now going through a tremendous catch-up game."

According to Mehuron, consumers -- including...

John K. Higgins
Federal Grants Wed Public-Private Cybersecurity Efforts
10/02/12 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1093 Words

For example, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a unit of the U.S. Commerce Department, has just awarded more than US$9 million in grants to support the federal National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) program.

"Increasing confidence in online transactions fosters innovation and...

John K. Higgins
US Wants Private Sector to Secure Government Cloud
02/27/13 9:25 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1132 Words

NIST Seeks Business Input
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is also reaching out to the private sector for feedback on security standards for a variety of federal IT programs, including cloud deployments.

The agency is taking comments through March 1, 2013...

Steve Gold
Certified Time Arrives on the Internet
01/26/00 12:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 312 Words

DirectConnect President Mark Williams said that the service allows customers in sectors including financial services , insurance, securities trading, health care and government, to use an accurate time service that emanates from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the legal basis for time in the...

John K. Higgins
Guardians of the Grid: Agencies Unite to Bulk Up Utility Cybersecurity
01/24/12 5:00 AM PT | CRM Buyer | 822 Words

Within government, the DOE risk management maturity model program expands upon the department's ongoing cybersecurity effort and complements the "Smart Grid" cybersecurity standards initiative at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). ...

Jack M. Germain
Is AES Encryption Crackable?
11/03/09 4:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 875 Words

NIST, or The National Institute of Standards and Technology , is a federal technology agency that develops and promotes measurement standards. Its selection ousted DES (Data Encryption Standard) as the national and international security encryption standard. DES was the most widely deployed block cipher in both software and...

John P. Mello Jr.
Hackers Paint Bull's-eyes on Cybercurrencies
05/19/14 12:53 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1679 Words

May 13. National Institute of Standards and Technology announces guidelines for agency technologists and industry engineers on how to bake security into critical systems. May 13. Privacy International files complaint accusing UK's Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) of installing hacking programs on millions of computers, mobile phones and webcams...

John K. Higgins
US Offers $10M to Jump-Start ID Security Tech Research
02/07/12 5:00 AM PT | CRM Buyer | 1161 Words

To jump-start investments in identity protection, the National Institute of Standards and Technology has just offered US$10 million worth of grants to commercial companies and other organizations for research on improved identity security technologies.

The agency will sponsor a competition supporting pilot projects that feature improved...

Richard Adhikari
Power Grid Cybersecurity: Who's In Charge?
12/16/11 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 927 Words

However, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) offers its own set of guidelines that are more wide-ranging and technical in nature than those from NERC.

Although the two sets of standards may not overlap substantially because of their different areas of focus, their very...

Richard Adhikari
Feds Launch Show-and-Tell Site for Online Trusted ID
01/12/11 3:09 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 805 Words

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has set up a website to provide the public with information relating to the U.S. federal government's National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) program, which is aimed at protecting people's identities online . One of NSTIC's goals is to...

Mary Hillebrand
Senate Subcommittee Hears Argument For 'Hands Off' E-Commerce
10/29/99 12:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 738 Words

For example, Pincus said, the National Institute of Standards and Technology has already begun working with companies to improve interoperability and define technical standards for broadband wireless access technology.

In fact, some testified that the government's oversight, even if passive, might be necessary to protect weaker businesses.

Jack M. Germain
Android Apps Riskier Than Ever: Report
09/12/18 12:08 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 2072 Words

One is the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology , or NIST. It has guidelines for vetting mobile apps , which lay out a process for ensuring that mobile apps comply with an organization's mobile security requirement.

"This can help an enterprise, for example, to...

John K. Higgins
Trump Puts Federal Cloud Investments on Front Burner
11/22/17 7:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1296 Words

The National Institute of Standards and Technology and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers have been collaborating to develop standards that will enable cloud solution interoperability.

"Once implemented, these standards will remove vendor lock-in concerns and give agencies confidence they can move to the cloud with as...

Richard Adhikari
Yahoo to Tie Up Data With Neat Encryption Bow
11/19/13 8:53 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 602 Words

The Certification Authority/Browser Forum and the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology have determined that key lengths of less than 2048 bits are no longer strong enough in light of the increase in computing power, Symantec has pointed out.

After Dec. 31, all certificate authorities...

John K. Higgins
Parties Inch Closer to Agreement on Federal Cyberlaw
07/31/13 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1235 Words

The proposed bill focuses on the role of the National Institute of Standards and Technology in developing guidance for industry to use in meeting cyberthreats. One important element of the proposal calls upon NIST to develop "a voluntary, industry-led set of standards, guidelines, best practices, methodologies and...

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