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FedRAMP almost ready to approve first outside security accreditors

GSA, NIST to name the first batch of outside organizations who will test and validate commercial cloud products against baseline security standards in the FedRAMP cloud security program in May. The Joint Authorization Board also will release guidance to industry on how to implement the security requirements in the coming months. FedRAMP still is months from approving its first set of vendors.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , FedRAMP , third party accreditors , cloud computing , GSA , DoD , DHS , David McClure , David DeVries , Richard Spires , Jared Serbu , AFFIRM , industry , Cybersecurity Update

Monday - 04/16/2012, 05:34am EDT
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NIST is updating electronic signature standards

National Institute of Standards and Technology wants comments about revisions to FIPS 186-3. NIST said the proposed revision includes clarifications, corrections and revisions

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 04/11/2012, 09:24am EDT

Commerce proposes changes to digital signatures

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has asked for comments about its proposed revisions to the Digital Signatures Standard.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , Commerce Department , FIPS

Tuesday - 04/10/2012, 06:46pm EDT

Three agencies fall short in assessing IT supply chain risks

Gregory Wilshusen, GSA's director of information security issue, discussed a recent report about IT supply chain risks with The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp

Tags: Greg Wilshusen , GSA , DoD , Energy , Justice , DHS , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 03/29/2012, 12:26pm EDT
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NIST offers free workshop on conformity assessment

Conformity assessment is "determining if people, products and services meet requirements," said Gordon Gillerman, the director of standards services for the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Tags: Gordon Gillerman , conformity assessment , Federal Drive ,

Tuesday - 03/27/2012, 08:23am EDT
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FCC, NIST leading fight against 'zombie armies'

A new Internet Botnet Group will bring together federal and industry experts to try to stem the tide against botnet attacks. Experts estimate one in 10 computers are controlled by bad actors using malicious software to attack organizations. FCC working groups released three reports with recommendations for improve cybersecurity.

Tags: technology , Miriam Perlberg , Julius Genachowski , FCC , National Security Council , White House , cybersecurity , botnets , Steve Crocker , Shinkuro , Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group , Communications, Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council , DNSSEC , Jason Miller

Friday - 03/23/2012, 05:15am EDT

NIST updates Smart Grid security framework

Marianne Swanson, a senior adviser for information security at NIST, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss NIST's final framework for Smart Grid security.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Marianne Swanson , In Depth , Francis Rose , Smart Grid

Thursday - 03/08/2012, 06:35pm EST
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NIST releases revised cybersecurity requirements

The National Institute of Standards and Technology released the first draft of special publication 800-53 revision 4 yesterday.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , technology , Federal Drive , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 02/29/2012, 07:30am EST

NIST issues new WiFi security guidelines

The National Institute of Standards and Technology says there are six steps agencies should take. NIST issues new guidelines for securing wireless local area networks, or WiFi.

Tags: wireless , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , mobile , technology

Monday - 02/27/2012, 07:34am EST

NIST helps eliminate human error in fingerprint analysis

Melissa Taylor, who works in the Law Enforcement Standards Office at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, worked with the Justice Department on recommendations for reducing human error in fingerprint analysis.

Tags: Melissa Taylor , Justice , Federal Drive , crime , Michael OConnell

Friday - 02/24/2012, 11:33am EST
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