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Cybersecurity for Smart Grid Systems

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Smart grid cybersecurity must address both inadvertent compromises of the electric infrastructure, due to user errors, equipment failures, and natural disasters

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Status Report on the Third Round of the NIST Post-Quantum Cryptography Standardization Process

Author(s)
Gorjan Alagic, David A. Cooper, Quynh Dang, Thinh Dang, John M. Kelsey, Jacob Lichtinger, Yi-Kai Liu, Carl A. Miller, Dustin Moody, Rene Peralta, Ray Perlner, Angela Robinson, Daniel Smith-Tone, Daniel Apon
The National Institute of Standards and Technology is in the process of selecting public-key cryptographic algorithms through a public, competition-like process

Personal Identity Verification (PIV) of Federal Employees and Contractors

Author(s)
Hildegard Ferraiolo, Andrew Regenscheid, Salvatore Francomacaro, David A. Cooper, Ketan Mehta, Annie W. Sokol, David Temoshok, Gregory Fiumara, Justin Richer, James L. Fenton, Johnathan Gloster, nabil anwer
FIPS 201 establishes a standard for a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) system (Standard) that meets the control and security objectives of Homeland Security