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NIST Tackles Email Security with a Two-Faceted Approach
Release Date: 10/06/2015

Email. The modern working world cannot exist without it, but hackers exploit this vital service to steal money and valuable information. The … more

NIST Seeks Comments on Guidance for Protecting Access to Information Systems
Release Date: 09/30/2015

As part of its efforts to provide practical solutions to real-world cybersecurity challenges, the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence … more

Study Reveals Forensic Facial Examiners Can Be Near Perfect
Release Date: 09/28/2015

In what might be the first face-off of its kind, trained forensics examiners from the FBI and law enforcement agencies worldwide were far more … more

Pilot Projects to Improve Cybersecurity, Reduce Online Theft
Release Date: 09/21/2015

The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today announced it will award nearly $3.7 million for … more

NIST Releases Draft Framework to Help ‘Cyber Physical Systems’ Developers
Release Date: 09/18/2015

Unmanned vehicles, “intelligent” buildings, your cell phone, the fitness bracelet on your wrist—all of these are cyber-physical systems (CPS). … more

NCCoE Seeks Comments on Revised Software Asset Management Building Block
Release Date: 09/16/2015

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at NIST has revised the draft white paper describing a "building block" that will help … more

NIST ‘Global City Teams Challenge’ Aims to Create Smart Cities
Release Date: 09/15/2015

The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and several partners are launching a new effort to bring … more

NIST Physicists Show ‘Molecules’ Made of Light May Be Possible
Release Date: 09/08/2015

It’s not lightsaber time, not yet. But a team including theoretical physicists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has … more

Hands Off! NIST Helps Bring Contactless Fingerprint Technology to Market
Release Date: 09/03/2015

Quickly moving through security checkpoints by showing your hand to a scanner seems straight out of science fiction, but the National Institute of … more

NIST Invites Industry to Cyber Supply Chain Risk Management Workshop, October 1-2, 2015
Release Date: 09/01/2015

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will host a workshop on industry best practices in cyber supply chain risk management at … more

Draft Guide Can Help Energy Companies Reduce Cyber Risk
Release Date: 08/25/2015

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) is requesting comments on a draft guide to help energy companies better control who has … more

NIST Hosts 2015 Cybersecurity Innovation Forum, Sept. 9-11 in D.C.
Release Date: 08/17/2015

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will host the 2015 Cybersecurity Innovation Forum on Sept. 9 to 11, 2015, at the Walter … more

NCCoE Seeks Vendors to Develop Model Systems for Controlling Access to IT Assets
Release Date: 08/14/2015

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) is seeking collaborators to provide products and technical expertise on three projects to … more

Interagency Report Advocates Support for International Cybersecurity Standardization
Release Date: 08/11/2015

A new draft report  by an interagency working group lays out objectives and recommendations for enhancing the U.S. government's coordination and … more

U.S. Departments of Justice and Commerce Name Six Experts as New Members of National Commission on Forensic Science
Release Date: 08/06/2015

DOJ Contact:  Office of Public Affairs, 202-514-2007  The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National … more

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