The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee approved by voice vote today the Harvesting American Cybersecurity Knowledge through Education Act (HACKED Act) (S 2775), which aims to boost the Federal cybersecurity workforce with new guidelines for agencies, clearer career paths for the workforce, and improved coordination between agencies.






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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is looking to update the techniques used to generate digital signatures under FIPS 186-5 and is seeking public comment, as noted in an upcoming Federal Register post.






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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is tackling managed service provider (MSPs) cybersecurity by developing a customizable reference model that MSPs can adapt to fit their program needs.






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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), along with the Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA), on Oct. 24 launched their Accelerate R2 Network Challenge.






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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is looking to test security platforms and architectures to secure Internet of Things (IoT) devices from cyberattacks in the energy sector, according to an upcoming Federal Register notice.






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The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) said in a Sept. 13 report that implementing the Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2019 will cost $35 million over the 2019-2024 period, and an additional $11 million in 2020 to develop the IoT guidelines and standards mandated in the legislation.






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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released a draft version of its Privacy Framework in a notice on the Federal Register today, making some changes from the discussion draft released this spring and moving closer to the final version.






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A project under development at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is aiming to fully automate FedRAMP (Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program) and enable interoperable automation for cloud service providers (CSPs).






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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released draft two of Special Publication (SP) 800-160 Volume 2: Developing Cyber Resilient Systems. NIST Is seeking public comments on the draft through Nov. 1.






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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is looking for industry to participate in its efforts to develop a secure architecture for telehealth deployments outside of healthcare facilities, according to an upcoming Federal Register notice.






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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will be releasing the second volume of an engineering-based guidance that aims at assisting organizations with Advanced Persistent Threats (APT) on September 5, 2019.






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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released a plan on Aug. 10 to prioritize Federal agency engagement in developing standards for artificial intelligence (AI), just before the deadline of an executive order issued in February that gave the agency 180 days to develop a plan.






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