Tag Archives: National Institute of Standards and Technology

NIST Seeks Industry, Govt Input on Cyber Trends, Challenges

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has asked government agencies and industry to provide information on the current and future cybersecurity challenges and trends as well as novel approaches to address such challenges. NIST said in a Federal Register notice posted Wednesday the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity will use the …

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CompTIA Standard Aims to Help IT Firms Establish Cybersecurity Program

Information technology trade group CompTIA has established a new cybersecurity standard with the goal to help IT companies prepare for breach incidents. CompTIA said Monday its Channel Standard for Cybersecurity is based on the National Institute of Standards and Technology‘s Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity and suggests threat identification, protection, detection, response and recovery strategies. “Adherence to these …

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US Govt Agencies Detail Human Brain-Like Computer Development Vision in White Paper

Four U.S. government agencies have released a white paper on a collective vision to develop a computer that can operate like the human brain. The white paper published Friday detailed what the agencies view as technical priorities, challenges, opportunities and research and development issues related to the White House-led Nanotechnology-Inspired Grand Challenge for Future Computing program. …

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Cohesity’s Encryption Module Achieves NIST Data Security Certification

Cohesity has achieved the National Institute of Standards and Technology‘s Federal Information Processing Standards 140-2 certification for the company’s encryption module. The company said Tuesday the certification allows government agencies to use Cohesity’s hyperconverged secondary storage offering to handle sensitive information. Cohesity added security tests of the encryption module took place part of Cohesity’s storage platform and on …

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Rofori Adds Cloud-Based Risk Mgmt Tool to FireEye-Led Cyber Coalition; Chuck O’Dell Comments

Rofori Corp. has joined a FireEye-led coalition in an effort to help organizations detect, correlate and respond to cyber threats. Rofori will integrate its DEFCON CYBER platform with FireEye’s Global Threat Management Platform and iSIGHT Intelligence tool under the cybersecurity coalition, Rofori said Monday. Chuck O’Dell, CEO of Rofori, said the combination of …

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Sarah Schacht Named Operations Manager of Identity Ecosystem Steering Group

Sarah Schacht, a principal consultant at Smarter Civic, has been appointed as operations manager at the Identity Ecosystem Steering Group. The private sector-led organization said Thursday Schacht will help grow IDESG’s Identity Ecosystem Framework registry and foster collaborations with companies, government agencies and civil organizations in the areas of privacy, security and identity …

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Court Services & Offender Supervision Agency Issues RFP for Annual FISMA Audit Services

The Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency has issued a request for proposals for a potential five-year contract to provide audit services in compliance with the annual reporting requirements of the Federal Information Security Modernization Act. CSOSA said in a FedBizOpps notice published Friday potential contractors are required to conduct …

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DT Research to Supply Additional Rugged Tablets to Army Reserve

The U.S. Army Reserve has awarded a contract to DT Research to expand the deployment of company-built DT311H rugged tablets at Army-run facilities to support the military branch’s training and logistics activities. DT Research said Monday the award represents the second rugged tablets supply contract the company received from Army Reserve this year. The DT311H …

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Mitre, University of Maryland Select 5 Recipients for Cybersecurity Research Grants

The Mitre-operated National Cybersecurity Federally Funded Research and Development Center and the University System of Maryland have awarded $293,00 in total seed grants to five U.S. academic researchers to examine cybersecurity challenges. The grantees are George Karabatis and Adam Porter of the University of Maryland, Jim Jones of George Mason University, Ravi Sandhu of the University of Texas and Jeff Walker of …

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NIST Awards Tech R&D Grants to 19 Small Businesses

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has chosen 19 small businesses to receive grants worth a combined $3.3 million to research and develop a wide range of technology platforms. NIST chose the companies based on their submitted R&D proposals that seek to address advanced manufacturing, cybersecurity, biomanufacturing, cyber-physical, technology transfer and advanced sensing for manufacturing challenges, the Commerce …

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NIST to Fund Organizations in 11 States to Operate Manufacturing Centers

The Commerce Department‘s National Institute of Standards and Technology has begun the fourth round of competitions for cooperative funding agreement opportunities for Manufacturing Extension Partnership centers across 11 states. NIST said Thursday it will provide a potential $60 million to fund organizations in Delaware, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, New Mexico, Nevada, North Dakota, South Carolina and …

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RSA Study: 75% of Gov’t, Commercial Orgs Face ‘Significant’ Cyber Risk Exposure

A study conducted by EMC‘s security division RSA has found 75 percent of 878 respondent organizations across more than 24 industries worldwide believe they face a “significant” risk of exposure to cyber threats. RSA said Tuesday its second annual Cybersecurity Poverty Index study offered participants from 81 countries an opportunity to self-assess the maturity of their cybersecurity programs …

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Intel Clones NIST Measurement System for Nanoscale Magnetic Devices; Tom Silva Comments

Intel Corp. has reproduced a measurement system the National Institute of Standards and Technology developed to quantify how nanoscale magnetic devices perform in an effort to assess whether the tiny structure applies to future computing. Scientists from Intel and Stanford University have released the results of the ferromagnetic resonance spectrometer …

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HSToday: HPE Unveils Encryption Offering for Public Sector Clients; Albert Biketi Comments

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has released encryption and tokenization offerings intended to help organizations and government agencies protect large amounts of data, Homeland Security Today reported Thursday. Krysta Dodd writes that HPE SecureData, Hyper Format-Preserving Encryption and Hyper Secure Stateless Tokenization are certified by the National Institute of Standards and Technology …

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