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We have a new identity! Welcome to Cybersecurity Insights: a NIST blog!

We have changed

The NIST Cyber Team welcomes everyone to our new blog - Cybersecurity Insights: a NIST blog.

For the past few years, we have shared many milestones and updated you on countless topics on our I Think, Therefore IAM: A Digital Identities Blog while our list of subscribers grew to over 28,500! Well, we are not done sharing.  Our Cyber Team is excited to announce that we are expanding the breadth of our blog and have renamed it Cybersecurity Insights: a NIST blog

Why the change?

While identity is just as important to us as it always has been, NIST conducts extensive work in the cybersecurity and privacy arenas. That portfolio of activities is growing, as is the need for a blog that addresses these varied and ever-evolving fields. Our programs seek to advance and enable the development and application of practical, innovative security technologies and methodologies that address current and future cybersecurity and privacy challenges. 

What should we expect?

We will continue to blog about our progress and updates on NIST identity projects, but the new blog has a fresh look and an expanded focus.

Our new Cybersecurity Insights: a NIST blog will cover areas such as: Privacy Engineering, the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Small Business, Cryptography, Cybersecurity Education, the Cybersecurity Framework, the Privacy Framework, and more… and we will  provide updates from the Computer Security Resource Center,  National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) and the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) that should be of interest to current and future blog subscribers.

You help make our publications, programs, and projects the best they can be. For that, we’re continuously grateful. We look forward to sharing our cybersecurity news, insights, and progress with you with this blog–almost as much as we look forward to hearing from you!

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About the author

Matthew Scholl

Matthew Scholl is the Chief of the Computer Security Division in the Information Technology Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). His responsibilities include cryptographic standards used by the U.S. Government and internationally, Cybersecurity Research and Development at NIST, and Cybersecurity Standards and Guidelines for Federal Agency Security Programs. He also co-leads NIST's participation with Cybersecurity National and International Standards Development Organizations (SDOs) and associated conformance testing programs. Mr. Scholl has a Master's in Information Systems from the University of Maryland and a bachelor's degree from the University of Richmond. He is a U.S. Army veteran and currently has more than 20 years of federal service.

Kevin Stine

Mr. Kevin Stine is the Chief of the Applied Cybersecurity Division in the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Information Technology Laboratory (ITL). He is also NIST's Chief Cybersecurity Advisor and Associate Director for Cybersecurity in NIST's ITL. In these roles, he leads NIST collaborations with industry, academia, and government to improve cybersecurity and privacy risk management through the effective application of standards, best practices, and technologies. The Applied Cybersecurity Division develops cybersecurity and privacy guidelines, tools, and reference architectures in diverse areas such as public safety communications; health information technology; smart grid, cyber physical, and industrial control systems; and programs focused on outreach to small businesses and federal agencies. The Division is home to several priority programs including the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, Cybersecurity Framework, Cybersecurity for IoT, Identity and Access Management, Privacy Engineering and Risk Management, and the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education.

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