Cybersecurity

10 recommendations for securing the IT supply chain

NIST's streamlined guidance on risk management focuses on a set of key recommendations for ensuring the security and reliability of information and communications systems.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Tool provides out-of-the box FedRAMP compliance

Agilance's Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program Content Pack includes the baseline security controls required of cloud service providers.

Cybersecurity

New spec lets any mobile device swap biometrics

New protocols sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the FBI and the Homeland Security Department would make biometric technology interoperable and easier to use.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Cloud's potential to get an airing at NIST-hosted conference

IT officials from Europe, Asia and North America will discuss views on the potential for cloud technology to transform public services.

Cybersecurity

Smart-grid tech outpacing security, in 'delicate dance with risk'

Innovation for a smart energy grid is ahead of security, and breaches are inevitable, says the chief of an industry advisory group.

Cybersecurity

NIST: Crypto is the key to protecting large data stores

A second draft of guidelines for creating a crypto key management system addresses one of the greatest challenges in securing sensitive information.

Cybersecurity

NIST proposes cleaning up the Digital Signature Standard

Changes proposed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology would clarify the transition to a new set of approved tools and correct some errors in the current version.

Cybersecurity

Light at the end of the continuous-monitoring tunnel

Moving to a risk-management model of cybersecurity with continuous monitoring of systems can be difficult on a tight budget, but the savings can make it all worth the work.

Cloud & Infrastructure

What cloud computing needs to take the next step

Agencies and vendors need common definitions, performance metrics and security controls, say panelists at the FOSE 2012 conference.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Why NIST's cloud definition is fatally flawed

NIST's definition of cloud computing is incomplete because it excludes big data and omits any number of "things as a service."

Cybersecurity

FISMA guide updated to reflect APT, mobile threats

NIST's revision of Special Publication 800-53, a foundational document for FISMA compliance, also now covers recent threats posed by the cloud.

Cybersecurity

New standard boosts security for digital docs

FIPS 180-4 updates the federal Secure Hash Standard by adding two new algorithms to the list of those approved for validating digital content.

Cybersecurity

NIST fills some gaps in smart-grid standards

Updated roadmap adds 22 technical standards to the first release from two years ago, which FERC said wasn’t ready for adoption.

Cybersecurity

GOP's alternative cyber bill sets up 'classic Washington duel'

The bill, introduced in opposition to legislation proposed by Sen. Joe Lieberman, places no requirements on the private sector for securing critical infrastructure.

Cybersecurity

Could you continue to operate under cyberattack?

In the cybersecurity world, the military model of mitigating damage when operating in degraded conditions is increasingly applicable.

Cybersecurity

How to secure your 'Ethernet port in the parking lot'

NIST provides recommendations for improving the security configuration and monitoring of 802.11 WiFi networks.

Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity research gets boost in 2013 budget request

Cybersecurity is identified as a priority for basic research in the president's budget request for fiscal 2013, with large investments proposed for DOD, DHS and NSF.

Cybersecurity

Budget reflects shift in scientific R&D, education

Funding requests for scientific research and development, including clean energy, bio and nano research and education, would increase under the president's 2013 budget proposal.

Cybersecurity

Feds seek private-sector leadership on trusted online identities

NIST has announced it will offer funding for a private steering group to lead implementation of the NSTIC vision of a secure online identity ecosystem for the general public.

Data & Analytics

NIST to tackle big data

Big data will be on the agenda this year for the National Institute of Standards and Technology's IT Laboratory.

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