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Comprehensive Risk Assessment Guidance for Federal Information Systems Published
Release Date: 09/20/2011

Risk assessment is the topic of the newest special publication from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Guide for … more

Two New Publications Provide a Cloud Computing Standards Roadmap and Reference Architecture
Release Date: 09/13/2011

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published two new documents on cloud computing: the first edition of a cloud … more

Four New Reports Update Security Content Automation Protocol
Release Date: 09/13/2011

Bringing order and security to the patchwork quilt of computing environments in a large organization can be a daunting task. Software tools and … more

Seventh Annual IT Security Automation Conference Runs Oct. 31- Nov. 2
Release Date: 09/13/2011

The Seventh Annual IT Security Automation Conference, co-hosted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), will focus on the … more

NIST to Host Workshop on Cryptography for New Technologies
Release Date: 09/13/2011

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will host a workshop on cryptography for new technologies from Nov. 7-8, 2011, at the … more

NIST Seeks Comments on National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education Draft Strategic Plan
Release Date: 08/11/2011

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today* issued for public comment a draft strategic plan for the National Initiative for … more

NIST Co-sponsors Biometrics Consortium Conference, Sept. 27-29 in Tampa, Florida
Release Date: 08/02/2011

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will co-sponsor the 2011 Biometric Consortium Conference , Sept. 27-29, 2011, at the … more

September NICE Workshop to Focus on Engaging Americans in Cyberspace Safety
Release Date: 08/02/2011

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will host the second annual National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) … more

NIST Proposes New Privacy Controls for Federal Information Systems and Organizations
Release Date: 07/19/2011

With increasing dependency on information systems and advances in cloud computing, the smart grid and mobile computing, maintaining the … more

New Version of Security Automation Protocol Includes Digital Trust Model
Release Date: 07/19/2011

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have released for public comment updated specifications for the Security … more

Final Version of Industrial Control Systems Security Guide Published
Release Date: 06/21/2011

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued the final version of its Guide to Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Security … more

Researchers Share Useful Lessons Learned in Evaluating Emerging Technologies
Release Date: 06/21/2011

Most industry executives, military planners, research managers or venture capitalists charged with assessing the potential of an R&D project … more

Calling for Comments on Cybersecurity, Innovations and the Internet Economy
Release Date: 06/21/2011

The Department of Commerce's Internet Policy Task Force is requesting comments on a report that proposes voluntary codes of conduct to strengthen … more

NIST Contributions to Smart Grid Highlighted in White House Report, Event
Release Date: 06/13/2011

A new White House policy document released today* highlights strategic roles that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) plays … more

Commerce Department Proposes New Policy Framework to Strengthen Cybersecurity Protections for Businesses Online
Release Date: 06/08/2011

Additional Contact: Gail Porter , 301-975-2762 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Commerce today released a report that proposes voluntary codes … more

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