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Taking Measure

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Cybersecurity

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

Cybercrime: It’s Worse Than We Thought

The cyber world is relatively new, and unlike other types of assets, cyber assets are potentially accessible to criminals in far-off locations. This distance

Discovering Careers in Cybersecurity

We were excited to celebrate National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week (NCCAW), November 11-16, 2019. Technology and cybersecurity play a vital role in many

NICE! 10 years in the Making

We’re lighting the birthday candles – the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Conference and Expo turns 10 this year! For a decade, thought

Easy Ways to Build a Better P@$5w0rd

Last year I provided a number of simple steps to lower the risk to your online presence without making your life harder. This year, I'm focusing on making

'Cybersecuring' the Internet of Things

I recently had the chance to talk with the legendary Vint Cerf, one of the founding fathers of the internet. We had a wide-ranging discussion about the past

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Taking Measure is the official blog of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

It provides a behind-the-scenes look at NIST’s research and programs, covering a broad range of science and technology areas. Through this blog, NIST’s researchers and staff will share why they do what they do and how today’s research will lead to tomorrow’s innovations.

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