Encrypting the Internet of Things

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is moving ahead with an initiative to create standards for cryptographic algorithms for small computing devices, such as those found in automobiles, control systems, smart grids and the Internet of Things. Read about NIST plans to create encryption standards for Internet of Things on Bank Info Security.

Why NIST is the Best Approach for Joined-up Physical and Cyber Security

Read Martin Courtney explain why NIST is best approach to physical and cyber security on IFSEC Global : UK security vendors should look to the US for help in standardising converged security systems, according to experts, or risk their cyber defences being undermined by a lack of co-ordination and harmonisation between physical and data security platforms. […]

ICIT Explains NIST Guide Impact on Healthcare Cybersecurity

As health IT developers work to create the latest platforms and tools for the industry, it is essential that healthcare cybersecurity measures remain a top priority. However, numerous types of healthcare organizations should take note of a guide released earlier this month that could potentially impact how the industry can keep data secure. Read about […]

NIST to release new guidance for strengthening hospital cybersecurity

The imminent set of best practices will help healthcare organizations become more penetration-resistant, more effective at limiting damage attackers can inflict and ultimately better able to withstand cyberattacks. Read about the forthcoming NIST guidelines for strengthening health care cyber security on Healthcare IT News.

Using the NIST Cybersecurity Framework to Combat Ransomware Attempts

Read how companies can use NIST cybersecurity framework to combat ransomware attempts according to Paul Ferrillo on Trip Wire : We left 2015 talking about exponential increases in ransomware attempts on a quarter over quarter basis. No surprise that we begin 2016 talking ransomware and its many variants, as this threat vector has been a financial […]

Application Security Risk Management and the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

It’s finally here. v1.0 of the NIST Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity that started as Executive Order 13636 from President Obama was issued on February 12th 2014. A collaborative effort between government and private sector, the Framework is a result of months of hard work. Though the Framework has Critical Infrastructure (CI) in the […]

Feds look to bolster security for mobile devices used in health care

Health care providers are increasingly using smartphones and tablets for tasks such as accessing and transferring medical records, and submitting prescriptions, but these devices may not be secure enough to protect sensitive medical information from hackers. That’s the conclusion of the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology, whose cybersecurity center released a draft guide […]

NIST releases cyber security guidelines for government contractors

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published a guideline, titled “Publication Citation: Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Nonfederal Information Systems and Organizations“, for protecting Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) when it resides on contractor IT infrastructure networks or other non-federal systems. Read about the NIST’s cyber security guidelines for government contractors on Cyber Defense Magazine.

Cybersecurity Maturity Lacking or Non-Existent for Most

Size just doesn’t matter. That’s the word from RSA, which found that the size of organization is not an indicator of cybersecurity maturity. In its inaugural Cybersecurity Poverty Index, the company assessed the maturity of cybersecurity programs using the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) as a benchmark, and found that 83% of organizations surveyed with more […]

NIST Official: Businesses Need to Take More Responsibility for cyber security

When it comes to cybersecurity, the relationship between businesses and the government has been mostly all carrot and no stick. And most federal officials say that’s the only way to make cyber improvements actually stick around in the commercial sector Donna Dodson leads the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, which aims to […]