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Cybersecurity

Overview

With a world-class measurement and testing laboratory encompassing a wide range of areas of computer science, mathematics, statistics, and systems engineering, NIST’s cybersecurity program supports its overall mission to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and related technology through research and development in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life. 

The need for cybersecurity standards and best practices that address interoperability, usability, and privacy continues to be critical for the nation. NIST’s cybersecurity programs seek to enable greater development and application of practical, innovative security technologies and methodologies that enhance the country’s ability to address current and future computer and information security challenges. 

The Research

Projects & Programs

Trustworthy Networks of Things

NIST is working with industry to design, standardize, test and foster adoption of network-centric approaches to protect IoT devices from the Internet and to

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Lightweight Crypto, Heavyweight Protection

Logic puzzles, brain teasers and mathematical riddles fascinated me throughout my childhood, so I feel lucky that I ended up with a career that never lacks for mathematical challenges. Part of my job at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) involves reviewing the cryptographic algorithms developed to protect our information and identifying possible weaknesses that make them
A person puts a hotel card key into a door lock; title says: Securing Property Management Systems

NIST Offers Cybersecurity Guide Tailored to the Hospitality Industry

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NIST Develops Privacy-Preserving ‘Encounter Metrics’ That Could Help Slow Down Future Pandemics 

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To Help Protect Our Elections, NIST Offers Specific Cybersecurity Guidelines

Cybersecurity Insights Blog

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