NIST is epicenter for cybersecurity

Thursday - 7/29/2010, 4:18pm EDT

Cybersecurity Update - Tune in weekdays at 30 minutes past the hour for the latest cybersecurity news on The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris (6-10 a.m.) and DorobekInsider with Chris Dorobek (3-5 p.m.). Listen live at FederalNewsRadio.com or on the radio at 1500 and 820 AM in the Washington, D.C. metro area.

  • NIST is in line to get a lot more money to help fight cyber crime. The National Institute of Standards and Technology might soon be expanding its mission to protect the nation's computer networks. Our own Max Cacas has more on this, and you can hear the full report by clicking on the audio link at the top of the page.

  • Could a single hacker crash a country's network? We ask that question today in the Dorobek Must Reads.

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