National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)


DHS to address election cybersecurity risks



DHS to address election cybersecurity risks
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has promised to address cybersecurity risks within each state’s election systems. DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson remarked during a conference call earlier this month that while DHS is not aware of any credible threats to the general election systems, multiple entities are available to offer… Read More

Cyber Commission requests your input



Cyber Commission requests your input
The White House Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity has posted a request for information (RFI) regarding cybersecurity in the digital economy. The Commission’s RFI explains their goal, stating that “Steps must be taken to enhance existing efforts to increase the protection and resilience of the digital ecosystem, while maintaining a… Read More

Promotion of cybersecurity framework needed



Promotion of cybersecurity framework needed
In late 2015, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report reviewing aspects of the cybersecurity standards and procedures developed by the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) to protect U.S. critical infrastructure. The report follows up on the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2014, and determines the extent to… Read More

White House sets international cybersecurity standards



White House sets international cybersecurity standards
Last month the White House released a new strategy to improve the U.S. government’s participation in the development and use of international standards for cybersecurity. White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Michael Daniel announced the report detailing the new strategy. The report was authored by a working group within the National Security… Read More

NIST releases new Community Resilience Planning Guide



NIST releases new Community Resilience Planning Guide
In late October, the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) issued the Community Resilience Planning Guide for Buildings and Infrastructure Systems to help U.S. communities better withstand and recover from natural disasters and other hazards.  The guide was developed by NIST with the help of specialists… Read More

NIST report advocates cybersecurity standardization



NIST report advocates cybersecurity standardization
On August 10, the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) released their draft Report on Strategic U.S. Government Engagement in International Standardization to Achieve U.S. Objectives for Cybersecurity. In 2014, NIST was tasked with collaborating with U.S. federal government agencies to ensure interagency coordination in “the development of international… Read More

NIST, agencies to host Cybersecurity Innovation Forum



NIST, agencies to host Cybersecurity Innovation Forum
In September the National Institute of Standards and Technology will host a three-day forum on cybersecurity innovation. The event will focus on trusted computing, security automation, cyber information sharing, and research. The 2015 Cybersecurity Innovation Forum was planned in coordination with the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of… Read More

Cybersecurity framework to protect U.S. critical infrastructure



Cybersecurity framework to protect U.S. critical infrastructure

On February 12, NIST released the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity. The framework was developed by hundreds of companies, several federal agencies, and many international contributors as a how-to cybersecurity guide...