As the Internet of Things becomes increasingly prevalent, the government will play an important role in enabling and regulating how the industry will develop, according to panelists at a National Telecommunications and Information Administration workshop. They listed a number of areas in which that advice can take shape. […]

The National Institute of Standards and Technology aims to improve communication with non-Federal systems containing Federal data through updates to its guidelines “Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Nonfederal Information Systems and Organizations,” also referred to as 800-171.






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The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy released a report that shows that public sector prize competitions for innovative technology in the 2015 fiscal year have increased in capability and impact.






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Government employees who attended the hacking conventions of the past had a pretty hard time remaining unnoticed, as many hosted “Spot the Fed” games that rewarded attendees for outing Federal employees. Today’s hacking conventions, like Black Hat and Defcon that took place earlier this month, are creating a much more collaborative environment.






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The 18 government agencies with high-impact systems constantly fend off cyberattacks from “nations,” which are groups of hackers sponsored by nation-states. According to a U.S. Government Accountability Office security report, these attacks pose the most serious threat to the security of these systems.






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The National Institute of Standards and Technology has updated its Cybersecurity Framework in response to user comments that the original framework was too vague in its Implementation Tiers, the measure by which organizations gauge their approach to managing cybersecurity risk.






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With telework on the rise, the National Institute of Standards and Technology is updating its guidelines for securing data to include smartphones, tablets, and unsecured laptops that may pose a greater weakness to a company’s security.






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Public-private partnerships are at the core of President Obama’s new Commission for Enhancing National Cybersecurity, according to representatives from the Department of Commerce and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.






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Ron Ross, a fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, leads the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) Implementation Project. He developed the first set of unified information security standards and guidelines for all Federal agencies. Ross recently participated in Q&A for Meritalk.com. MeriTalk: Please describe how you developed the first set of […] […]

As promised, on February 12, 2014, the National Institute of Standards and Technology released their “Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity.”






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