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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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NIST launches Cybersecurity Center

NIST's 2012 appropriations provided $10 million to establish the center near NIST's Gaithersburg, Md., campus.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , technology , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 02/22/2012, 07:29am EST

Government needs more risk management across cyber supply chain, report says

The University of Maryland has published a report, in collaboration with NIST, on how the government and industry are addressing the cyber supply chain challenge.

Tags: Sandor Boyson , University of Maryland , cybersecurity , technology , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 02/15/2012, 10:33am EST
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NIST revises computer security incident guide

New draft guidance is giving agencies some help in responding to the ever-changing landscape of cyber threats.

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

Thursday - 02/09/2012, 08:54am EST

NIST offering grants to get rid of passwords

The password isn't dead yet, but "we think it needs to be shot," said Jeremy Grant, NIST's senior advisor for identity management, in an interview with The Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

Tags: Jeremy Grant , Cybersecurity Update , technology , grant , Federal Drive

Monday - 02/06/2012, 09:29am EST
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NIST taking on big data problem

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is sponsoring an upcoming conference to bring together industry and agencies to figure out ways to improve how they use unstructured data.

Tags: technology , industry , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Ellen Vorhees , TREC , big data , Microsoft , IBM , Sean McCalley

Friday - 02/03/2012, 02:37pm EST
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