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NIST Issues Call for a New 'Hash' Algorithm
Release Date: 11/08/2007

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has opened a competition to develop a new cryptographic "hash" algorithm, a tool that … more

New Scoring System Protects Credit Card Transactions
Release Date: 11/08/2007

As this year’s holiday season approaches, your credit card transactions may be a little more secure thanks to standards adopted by the payment … more

NIST Licenses Systems to Help the Blind ‘See’ Images
Release Date: 10/25/2007

Researchers John Roberts (right) and Oliver Slattery (left) using the tactile graphic display device to depict the NIST logo. Credit: NIST View … more

Framework Document on Cybersecurity Open for Public Comment
Release Date: 10/25/2007

Widely recognized as the engine that drives the U.S. economy, information technology enables the vast majority of organizations to carry out their … more

How to Protect Your Web Server from Attacks
Release Date: 10/11/2007

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released a new publication that provides detailed tips on how to make web servers … more

High-Speed Quantum Key System Wins Research Award
Release Date: 09/27/2007

A high-speed quantum cryptography system that allows “Alice” and “Bob” to discuss things in absolute secrecy earned a 2007 R&D 100 Award for a … more

"Guide to Secure Web Services" Provides Blueprint to Safer Web 2.0
Release Date: 09/13/2007

Many Web-based services, from shopping to online word processing, allow computer programs to talk to each other and exchange user data across … more

Voting Standards Guidance Sent to Election Commission
Release Date: 09/13/2007

Recommendations for a new set of requirements intended to make future voting systems more “secure, reliable, and easier for all voters to use” … more

NIST Votes for U.S. 'Approval with Comments' on Office Open XML Standard to Meet International Voting Deadline
Release Date: 08/31/2007

In preparation for the September 2 international voting deadline, the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) … more

NIST Measures Challenges for Wireless in Factories
Release Date: 08/30/2007

Factories have much to gain from wireless technology, such as robot control, RFID tag monitoring, and local-area network (LAN) communications. … more

Upgraded Software Makes ID Verification Testing Easier
Release Date: 08/30/2007

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently released an improved version of its Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Data … more

Workshop Focuses on Digital Exchange of Biometric Info
Release Date: 08/16/2007

“America’s Most Wanted” meets Web 2.0 as researchers develop an additional implementation of a data format that allows disparate law enforcement … more

Comments Sought on New Security Publications
Release Date: 08/03/2007

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released three draft Special Publications (SP) documents for public comment. … more

New Tools to Help Configure Secure Operating Systems
Release Date: 08/03/2007

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is making available “virtual machine images” of secure configurations of the Microsoft … more

Tailoring Computer Security for Industrial Controls
Release Date: 07/20/2007

Electricity, power, water, communications, waste treatment—we call the facilities that supply these services our “critical” infrastructures … more

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