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Review of the Advanced Encryption Standard

July 23, 2021
Author(s)
Nicky Mouha, Morris Dworkin
The field of cryptography continues to advance at a very rapid pace, leading to new insights that may impact the security properties of cryptographic algorithms. The Crypto Publication Review Board ("the Board") has been established to identify

NVLAP Federal Warfare System(s)

July 21, 2021
Author(s)
Bradley Moore, John Matyjas, Raymond Tierney, Jesse Angle, Jeannine Abiva, Jeff Hanes, David Dobosh, John Avera
NIST Handbook 150-872 presents the technical requirements and guidance for the accreditation of laboratories under the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) Federal Warfare System(s) (FWS) program. It is intended for information and

Managing the Security of Information Exchanges

July 20, 2021
Author(s)
Kelley L. Dempsey, Victoria Yan Pillitteri, Andrew Regenscheid
An organization often has mission and business-based needs to exchange (share) information with one or more other internal or external organizations via various information exchange channels. However, it is recognized that the information being exchanged

Status Report on the Second Round of the NIST Lightweight Cryptography Standardization Process

July 20, 2021
Author(s)
Meltem Sonmez Turan, Kerry McKay, Donghoon Chang, Cagdas Calik, Lawrence E. Bassham, Jinkeon Kang, John M. Kelsey
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is in the process of selecting one or more authenticated encryption and hashing schemes suitable for constrained environments through a public, competition-like process. In February 2019, 57

Performance Evaluation of the NDN Data Plane Using Statistical Model Checking

July 19, 2021
Author(s)
Siham Khoussi, Lotfi Benmohamed, Abdella Battou, Junxiao Shi, James Filliben, Saddek Bensalem, Ayoub Nouri
Named Data Networking (NDN) is an emerging technology for a future Internet architecture that addresses weaknesses of the Internet Protocol (IP). Since Internet users and applications have demonstrated an ever-increasing need for high speed packet

Securing Small-Business and Home Internet of Things (IoT) Devices: Mitigating Network-Based Attacks Using Manufacturer Usage Description (MUD)

May 26, 2021
Author(s)
Murugiah Souppaya, Douglas Montgomery, William Polk, Mudumbai Ranganathan, Donna Dodson, William Barker, Steve Johnson, Ashwini Kadam, Craig Pratt, Darshak Thakore, Mark Walker, Eliot Lear, Brian Weis, Dean Coclin, Avesta Hojjati, Clint Wilson, Tim Jones, Adnan Baykal, Drew Cohen, Kevin Yeich, Yemi Fashima, Parisa Grayeli, Joshua Harrington, Joshua Klosterman, Blaine Mulugeta, Susan Symington, Jaideep Singh
The goal of the Internet Engineering Task Force's Manufacturer Usage Description (MUD) specification is for Internet of Things (IoT) devices to behave as intended by the manufacturers of the devices. MUD provides a standard way for manufacturers to

TREC 2020 News Track Overview

May 21, 2021
Author(s)
Ian Soboroff, Shudong Huang, Donna Harman
The News track focuses on information retrieval in the service of help- ing people read the news. In 2018, in cooperation with the Washington Post1, we released a new collection of nearly 600,000 news articles, and crafted two tasks related to how news is

JPEG 2000 CODEC Certification Guidance for 1000 ppi Fingerprint Friction Ridge Imagery

May 5, 2021
Author(s)
Shahram Orandi, John M. Libert, John Grantham, Michael Garris, Frederick R. Byers
The document describes the procedure by which applications of JPEG 2000 CODECs will be evaluated with respect to conformance to the NIST guidance for compression of 1000 ppi friction ridge images as detailed in NIST Special Publication 500-289 [NIST3]. The

Voice Biometrics: Future Trends and ChallengesAhead

April 27, 2021
Author(s)
Doug Reynolds, Craig Greenberg
Voice has become woven into the fabric of everyday human-computer interactions via ubiquitous assistants like Siri, Alexa, Google, Bixby, Viv, etc. The use of voice will only accelerate as speech interfaces move to wearables \citestarner2002role}, vehicles

Challenge Design and Lessons Learned from the 2018 Differential Privacy Challenges

April 12, 2021
Author(s)
Diane Ridgeway, Mary Theofanos, Terese Manley, Christine Task
The push for open data has made a multitude of datasets available enabling researchers to analyze publicly available information using various statistical and machine learning methods in support of policy development. An area of increasing interest that is

Combinatorial Testing Metrics for Machine Learning

April 12, 2021
Author(s)
Erin Lanus, Laura Freeman, D. Richard Kuhn, Raghu N. Kacker
This short paper defines a combinatorial coverage metric for comparing machine learning (ML) data sets and proposes the differences between data sets as a function of combinatorial coverage. The paper illustrates its utility for evaluating and predicting

ISCMA: An Information Security Continuous Monitoring Program Assessment

March 31, 2021
Author(s)
Victoria Yan Pillitteri, Kelley L. Dempsey, Chad Baer, Ron Rudman, Robert Niemeyer, Susan Urban
This publication describes an example methodology for assessing an organization's Information Security Continuous Monitoring (ISCM) program. It was developed directly from NIST guidance and is applicable to any organization, public or private. It can be

Securing Property Management Systems

March 30, 2021
Author(s)
Bill Newhouse
Hotels have become targets for malicious actors wishing to exfiltrate sensitive data, deliver malware, or profit from undetected fraud. Property management systems, which are central to hotel operations, present attractive attack surfaces. This example

Encounter Metrics and Exposure Notification

March 28, 2021
Author(s)
Rene Peralta, Angela Robinson
We discuss the measurement of aggregate levels of encounters in a population, a concept we call encounter metrics. Encounter metrics are designed so that they can be deployed while preserving the privacy of individuals. To this end, encounters are labeled

Combinatorial Test Generation for Multiple Input Models with Shared Parameters

March 17, 2021
Author(s)
Chang Rao, Nan Li, Yu Lei, Jin Guo, YaDong Zhang, Raghu N. Kacker, D. Richard Kuhn
Combinatorial testing typically considers a single input model and creates a single test set that achieves t-way coverage. This paper addresses the problem of combinatorial test generation for multiple input models with shared parameters. We formally

Voices of First Responders - Applying Human Factors and Ergonomics Knowledge to Improve the Usability of Public Safety Communications Technology: Findings from User-Centered Interviews, Phase 1, Volume 5

February 11, 2021
Author(s)
Yee-Yin Choong, Gavriel Salvendy
With the newly created Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN), the public safety community is in the process of supplementing the use of land mobile radios with a technology ecosystem that will include a variety of new and improved

Blockchain Networks: Token Design and Management Overview

February 9, 2021
Author(s)
Loic D. Lesavre, Priam C. Varin, Dylan J. Yaga
Blockchain technology has enabled a new software paradigm for managing digital ownership in partial- or zero-trust environments. It uses tokens to conduct transactions, exchange verifiable data, and achieve coordination across organizations and on the web

Enhanced Security Requirements for Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information: A Supplement to NIST Special Publication 800-171

February 9, 2021
Author(s)
Ronald S. Ross, Victoria Pillitteri, Gary Guissanie, Ryan Wagner, Richard Graubart, Deborah Bodeau
The protection of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) resident in nonfederal systems and organizations is of paramount importance to federal agencies and can directly impact the ability of the Federal Government to successfully conduct its essential

National Institute of Standards and Technology Environmental Scan 2020

February 9, 2021
Author(s)
Heather M. Evans, Kristen Greene, William M. Healy, Elizabeth A. Hoffman, Catherine A. Rimmer, Anna V. Sberegaeva, Neil M. Zimmerman
The 2020 National Institute of Standards and Technology Environmental Scan provides an analysis of key external factors that could impact NIST and the fulfillment of its mission in coming years. The analyses were conducted through four separate lenses
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