Posts Tagged: NIST

It’s Time for Your Security Health Check

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 aRead… Read more »

Telos, ICS Partner to Host DHS Data Systems

Telos and ICS have partnered to help migrate the Department of Homeland Security’s data into a Telos-built information assurance management system. DHS’ Office of the Chief Information Officer has deployed Telos’ Xacta IA Manager into systems and agency components and automated the National Institute of Science and Technology’s risk management framework using that platform, TelosRead… Read more »

Patrick Gallagher, Michael Daniel Ask for Draft Cyber Guidelines Input

The White House and the National Institute of Standards and Technology are collecting feedback on a preliminary set of cybersecurity standards for the private sector. This voluntary framework seeks to provide commercial and government organizations a common language to share cyber risk management strategies, according to a White House blog post published Tuesday by NISTRead… Read more »

NIST Plans $7M in Additive Manufacturing R&D Grants

The National Institute of Standards and Technology will allocate $7.4 million for research initiatives to evaluate technologies used in emerging product development processes, Green Car Congress reported Thursday. Ohio-based National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute and Northern Illinois University will receive $5 million and $2.4 million, respectively, for additive manufacturing projects. NAMII, which operates under theRead… Read more »

NIST Security Guidelines: Next Step in Truly Mobile Government

Whether dealing with highly classified intelligence data or managing bring your own device (BYOD) policies, security has been one of the biggest hurdles to a mobile government. NIST recently issued its draft recommendation for securing mobile devices for government agencies, which include: Enforcing Security Policies Data Communication and Storage User and Device Authentication Solutions RestrictingRead… Read more »

Updated NIST Computer Security Guidance, NASA Cybersecurity, and More

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: Customs and Border Protection plans to purchase an outside computer program to track aircraft inventories despite Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano’s call to use existing capabilities. More here. The National Institute of Standards and Technology has published its updated guide to handling computer security incidents. MoreRead… Read more »

USAID Cybersecurity Challenges, Mobile Security Guidance, and More

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: The U.S. Agency for International Development has plans to improve its Federal Information Security Management Act cybersecurity score, which fell from an ‘A’ to an ‘F’ last year. More here. The National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Department of Homeland Security will release twoRead… Read more »

NIST to build cybersecurity research center in Maryland

The state of Maryland and the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) have announced a partnership that will create a cybersecurity monitoring center in Maryland. The center will focus on cybersecurity research with support from both the public and private sectors. The new center will be called the National Cyber Security Center of ExcellenceRead… Read more »

Retaining privacy when doing business online

This post was originally posted on the Center for the Business of Government Blog, written by Dan Chenok. I recently spoke at a 2-day event hosted by NIST that addressed privacy and identity management as part of the NSTIC; the NSTIC represents the most far-reaching set of goals and objectives to date around promoting secure,Read… Read more »

The Federal Coach: NIST Director Patrick Gallagher on leading an organization of scientists

Dr. Patrick Gallagher is the director of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), where he helps promote the advancement of measurement science, standards and technology. He previously served as the agency’s deputy director, as well as the director of the NIST Center for Neutron Research. He also worked asRead… Read more »