NIST

In light of the increasing ubiquity of data breaches, Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report today recommending that Federal agencies should discontinue knowledge-based verification to strengthen their remote identity proofing processes and that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) should provide guidance in creating alternative identity proofing methods.






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Representatives from different Federal agencies at ACT-IAC’s Emerging Technology Forum today said that they are leveraging artificial intelligence (AI), robotic process automation (RPA), quantum computing, blockchain, and other emerging technologies to make strides in their work.






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NIST

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is extending its deadline to comment on a request for information (RFI) that seeks information on technical standards and other related tools to AI, through June 10, 2019.






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elections, voting, election security, midterms

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) published a list of best practices for securing election systems on May 21.






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data privacy, people, personal data, binary

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released a discussion draft version of the upcoming NIST Privacy Framework on Wednesday, May 1, with principles and practices aligned with the NIST Cybersecurity Framework.






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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is in the process of creating a plan for developing standards and tools to support artificial technologies and are currently seeking information on helping NIST “understand the current state, plans, challenges, and opportunities regarding the development and availability of AI technical standards.”






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EPA Environmental Protection Agency

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) provided an update on the 19 recommendations it made to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) made in March 2018 and of those recommendations, the EPA has taken actions to improve on five of the recommendations as of April 2019.






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NIST

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is recruiting for talent to serve on its advisory boards, including the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB), according to a notice posted in the Federal Register on April 10.






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NIST

At the quarterly meeting of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board, researchers said that NIST was working on a new effort to emphasize secure software development on its Cybersecurity Framework.






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NIST

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released SP 1800-4A, a guide on how organizations can secure mobile devices used for work, on Thursday, offering suggested solutions for enterprise mobility management and mobile device management.






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IoT Connected Devices Internet of Things

The proliferation of the Internet of Things (IoT) is soon to be accelerated with the arrival of 5G, which promises a world of smart devices that can improve everything from public transportation and driverless cars to remote medical care.






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Amazon Web Services (AWS) shared its support for calls for a national legislative framework when it comes to regulating facial recognition software in a blog post written today by VP of Global Public Policy Michael Punke.






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quantum computing chip ai -min

The United States has formally joined the race for the next big thing–quantum computing– hoping to keep pace with China in developing the technology that could revolutionize everything about the way computing is done and quickly make current approaches obsolete.






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DHS Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) newly-minted cybersecurity component agency, along with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), have furloughed substantial chunks of their workforce as a result of the continuing partial Federal government shutdown, according to planning documents issued last month.






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An audit of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) to ensure adequate compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) shows a need for improvement in IT security.






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NIST

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released the final version of its new risk management framework (RMF)–NIST SP 800-37 Revision 2–addressing both security and privacy concerns in IT risk management.






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