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Information Technology

Advancing the state-of-the-art in IT in such applications as cyber security and biometrics, NIST accelerates the development and deployment of systems that are reliable, usable, interoperable, and secure; advances measurement science through innovations in mathematics, statistics, and computer science; and conducts research to develop the measurements and standards infrastructure for emerging information technologies and applications.

What is the Internet of Things (IoT) and how can we secure it?

The History and Future of Quantum Information

A jar of peanut butter and chocolate bar. A computer and an atom. Milk and cookies. Soy sauce and rice.
Credit: N. Hanacek/NIST

Peanut butter and chocolate. Rice and soy sauce. Milk and cookies. When two good things get together, they can create something even better. That’s the case with quantum information—the marriage of quantum physics and computing theory. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has contributed to much of its history and is helping to shape its future. Read the full feature.

Cybersecurity Framework

Created through collaboration between industry and government, the Cybersecurity Framework consists of standards, guidelines, and practices to promote the protection of critical infrastructure. The prioritized, flexible, repeatable, and cost-effective approach of the Framework helps owners and operators of critical infrastructure to manage cybersecurity-related risk. Below, some participants in the creation and utilization of the document share their thoughts about the Framework.

News and Updates

Fall 2020 NICE eNewsletter Available

The Fall 2020 NICE eNewsletter is available now. The NICE eNewsletter is published quarterly to provide information on academic, industry, and government

Events

NIST Vehicle Teleoperation Forum

Fri, Nov 13 2020, 9:00am - 5:00pm EST
Join NIST on Friday, November 13, 2020 for a full day virtual forum designed to bring leaders industry, academia, and

11th Annual NICE Conference and Expo

Tue, Oct 27 - Mon, Nov 16 2020
11th ANNUAL NICE CONFERENCE AND EXPO October 27, November 5, November 9, and November 16, 2020 Visit the Conference

Industry Impacts

Software Usability

Companies in every industry need software that their employees and customers can easily learn to use without error, but for years there was no way for them to

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

Projects and 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

USGv6 Program

NIST is Working with other USG agencies and industry to develop and maintain the standards, test program, deployment guidance and test and measurement tools

Speech Analytics

The Multimodal Information Group's speech analytics program has a long history of activities supporting the development of technologies that extract content

Publications

Cryptanalysis of LEDAcrypt

Author(s)
Daniel C. Apon, Ray A. Perlner, Angela Y. Robinson, Paulo Santini
We report on the concrete cryptanalysis of LEDAcrypt, a 2nd Round candidate in NIST's Post- Quantum Cryptography standardization process and one of 17

2019 NIST/ITL Cybersecurity Program Annual Report

Author(s)
Patrick D. O'Reilly, Kristina G. Rigopoulos, Larry Feldman, Gregory A. Witte
During Fiscal Year 2019 (FY 2019), from October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019, the NIST Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) Cybersecurity and Privacy

Software

The NIST Data Alignment Tool

The Data Alignment Tool (DAT) was built to assist with the analysis of data used in testing fault detection and diagnostics (FDD) tools and building

Biometric Evaluation Framework

Biometric Evaluation Framework is a set of C++ classes, error codes, and design patterns used to create a common environment to provide logging, data management

Awards