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NIST Defining the Expanding World of Cloud Computing
Release Date: 05/20/2009

A working definition for cloud computing—a new computer technique with potential for achieving significant cost savings and information technology … more

NIST Issues Draft Guide for Automating Computer Security Verification
Release Date: 05/05/2009

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued for public comment a draft publication describing a new method to automate … more

NIST Develops Powerful Method of Suppressing Errors in Many Types of Quantum Computers
Release Date: 04/22/2009

BOULDER, Colo.—Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a technique for efficiently suppressing … more

Two NIST Computer Security Professionals Named to 2009 Federal 100 List
Release Date: 04/21/2009

Karen Scarfone Credit: NIST View hi-resolution image Matthew Barrett Credit: NIST more

New NIST Guidelines for Organization-Wide Password Management
Release Date: 04/21/2009

When an employee has so many complex passwords to remember that he keeps them on a sticky note attached to his computer screen, that could be a … more

Researchers Give High Marks to New Technology for Fingerprint Identification
Release Date: 04/21/2009

Overworked crime scene investigators can take heart at the results of recent tests at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) of … more

FISMA Project Manager Named to ISSA Hall of Fame
Release Date: 04/21/2009

Ron Ross Credit: NIST Ron Ross, senior computer scientist and information security researcher at the National Institute of Standards and … more

Quantum Computers Will Require Complex Software to Manage Errors
Release Date: 04/07/2009

Highlighting another challenge to the development of quantum computers, theorists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) … more

NIST Issues Open and Transparent Methods for Testing Electronic Voting Systems
Release Date: 04/07/2009

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has opened for public comment detailed new methods for testing future electronic voting … more

Conference on Safeguarding Health Information, May 18-19
Release Date: 03/24/2009

Most people’s experience with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) consists of a quick glance at a photocopied document … more

Safer Net Surfing Is Goal of NIST Domain Name Security Experts
Release Date: 03/10/2009

When you type www.irs.gov —or the Web address of your bank or an e-commerce site—into your web browser, you want to be sure that no one is … more

Updated Recommendations for Protecting Wireless, Remote Access Data
Release Date: 02/24/2009

Telecommuting has freed many to work far from the confines of the office via laptop, but the price of working while sipping a latte at that sunny … more

NIST/Maryland Researchers Demonstrate 'Quantum Data Buffering' Scheme -- 'Delayed Quantum Image' Potentially Useful for Quantum Computers
Release Date: 02/12/2009

In this simplified representation of the experimental setup for a ‘quantum buffer,’ a cell containing rubidium gas is used to produce a pair of … more

First Major Update to SP 800-53 Is Available for Public Comment
Release Date: 02/10/2009

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued for public comment its first major update of Special Publication 800-53, the … more

Sorting Diamonds from Toothbrushes: New Guide to Protecting Personal Information
Release Date: 01/13/2009

Thefts of personally identifiable information (PII), such as social security and credit card account numbers, are increasing dramatically. Adding … more

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