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New Draft Computer Security Document Focuses on Cloud Computing and Virtualization Technology
Release Date: 07/21/2010

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued draft recommendations for securely configuring and using full virtualization … more

NIST Aids Enhancement of the Security and Stability of the Internet’s Domain Name System
Release Date: 07/21/2010

On July 15, 2010, two Department of Commerce Agencies—the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National … more

Updated Computer Security Publication Focuses on Security Assessment Plans
Release Date: 07/06/2010

After a public comment period, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published an updated set of guidelines for developing … more

July 27 Stakeholder Meeting Addresses Cybersecurity and Innovation
Release Date: 06/23/2010

As part of its initiative to ensure that the Internet continues to spawn growth and innovation, the Department of Commerce will hold a symposium … more

National Initiative For Cybersecurity Education (NICE)ly Comes to You
Release Date: 06/23/2010

Cybersecurity training is spreading from high-tech and government offices into high schools, libraries and workplaces near you. Called the … more

NIST Helps Accelerate the Federal Government's Move to the Cloud
Release Date: 06/09/2010

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has been designated by Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra to accelerate the … more

FISMA Project Manager Ron Ross Named to 2010 Federal 100 List
Release Date: 04/13/2010

The National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Ron Ross has received the 2010 Federal 100 Award. Presented by Federal Computer Week , … more

NIST Issues Expanded Draft of Smart Grid Cyber Security Strategy For Public Review and Comment
Release Date: 02/03/2010

The Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) issued today the second draft of its Smart Grid Cyber Security … more

Computer Researcher Named Distinguished Fellow of Information Security Group
Release Date: 11/17/2009

Ron Ross, senior computer scientist and information security researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), has been … more

New Publication Offers Security Tips for WiMAX Networks
Release Date: 10/06/2009

Government agencies and other organizations planning to use WiMAX -- Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access -- networks can get technical … more

NIST, DOD, Intelligence Agencies Join Forces to Secure U.S. Cyber Infrastructure
Release Date: 06/16/2009

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in partnership with the Department of Defense (DOD), the Intelligence Community (IC), … more

NIST Issues Info Security Primer for Managers
Release Date: 11/09/2006

Heads of federal agencies, chief information officers and any manager who needs a broad overview on information security practices will be … more

NIST Makes Changes to Key Security Publication
Release Date: 08/03/2006

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is requesting comments on a draft revision of Recommended Security Controls for Federal … more

NIST’s FISMA Team Receives AFFIRM Leadership Award
Release Date: 06/22/2006

The Association for Federal Information Resources Management (AFFIRM) recently awarded a team of NIST employees the Leadership in Service to the … more

New Security Standard Is Key to Helping Federal Agencies Protect Information Systems
Release Date: 03/14/2006

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez today announced a new standard to help federal agencies improve their information technology … more

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