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Cybersecurity

NIST implements practical cybersecurity and privacy through outreach and effective application of standards and best practices necessary for the U.S. to adopt cybersecurity capabilities.

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. 

News and Updates

Events

11th Annual NICE Conference and Expo

Mon, Nov 16 - Wed, Nov 18 2020
11th ANNUAL NICE CONFERENCE AND EXPO SAVE THE DATE: November 16-18, 2020 LOCATION: Atlanta, Georgia Visit the Conference

Industry Impacts

Wireless Infusion Pump Security

Infusion pumps were once standalone instruments that interacted only with the patient or medical provider. With technological improvements designed to enhance

Cybersecurity Framework

More than ever, organizations must balance a rapidly evolving cyber threat landscape against the need to fulfill business requirements. To help these

Projects and Programs

Technical Security Guidance Program

Security is becoming increasingly complicated and difficult both on technical grounds and on policy grounds. Technically, Federal agencies and other have to

Lightweight Cryptography

NIST is investigating the need for lightweight cryptographic algorithms. This includes looking at applications that may require lightweight algorithms as well

Publications

Software

Baseline Tailor

Baseline Tailor is a software tool for using the United States government's Cybersecurity Framework and for tailoring the NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-53

Awards