Effective use of cybersecurity tools can help agencies with risk mitigation.
Posts Tagged: NIST
Here’s what you need to know about NIST’s update to Special Publication 800-53.
Ready to implement NIST’s Cybersecurity Framework at your agency but not sure how? Check out what these cyber experts have to say about customizing the framework to meet your agency’s needs.
Still not sure what NIST’s Cybersecurity Framework means for your agency? Check out our three takeaways from a recent chat with cybersecurity experts.
Whether you’re a stickler for standards or not, the U.S. federal cloud computing market is better off because of them. Thanks to the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), there are now baseline requirements for securing cloud products and services in use governmentwide. But the work doesn’t end after an agency finds a FedRAMP-compliant vendor…. Read more »
At Tuesday’s GovLoop event, “Evolving Tactics to Combat the Cyber Threat,” govies kicked off the day by focusing on a critical strategy to better tackle cyber threats: interagency collaboration. Michael Garcia is the Acting Director of the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) at the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) under… Read more »
Does anyone else love the TV show The Big Bang Theory? Anyone else feel smarter by the end of an episode? And yet, when you sit down and put some real thought into it you find yourself asking what do the main male characters in the show (except for Howard) actually do. And does the… Read more »
There are many benefits to the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. Through being neutral, broadly applicable, vetted by industry, and engaging to stakeholders, the Framework can reduce time and expense of starting an information security program and also reduce risk within current programs by identifying areas for improvement.
Yesterday, my colleague Emily and I took a field trip to Gaithersburg, MD to visit the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The agency, along with US Ignite, hosted the Global City Team Challenge Tech Jam which partners government leaders with innovators tackling civic problems with cyber-physical systems (CPS). CPS are physical objects–anything from parking meters… Read more »
If you were feeling a little unsettled about possibly missing a list of “all-things cybersecurity products” offered on GovLoop’s “From Framework to Action: Understanding the NIST Cybersecurity Framework” online training yesterday, I’m here to tell you that it may be time for your security posture check-up. “The idea of security being a certification or a… Read more »