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NIST Issues Info Security Primer for Managers
Release Date: 11/09/2006

Heads of federal agencies, chief information officers and any manager who needs a broad overview on information security practices will be … more

New Web-based System Leads to Better, More Timely Data
Release Date: 10/26/2006

After two years of work, an innovative project using Web-based technologies to speed researcher access to a large body of new scientific data has … more

Vulnerability Database Hits 20,000 Software-Flaw Mark
Release Date: 10/26/2006

Established just a little over a year ago, the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) National Vulnerability Database (NVD) now … more

NIST Issues Four-Pack of Computer Security Pubs
Release Date: 10/12/2006

The National Institute of Standards and Technology recently issued four publications to provide computer security advice on issues ranging from … more

Comments Sought on New IT Security Guides
Release Date: 09/28/2006

On Sept. 26, 2006, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released three draft information technology security publications for … more

NIST Guide Details Forensic Practices for Data Analysis
Release Date: 09/14/2006

TV shows such as "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" have popularized the role of forensic science in solving crimes. Now, computer security experts … more

October Summit to Focus on Healthcare Technology
Release Date: 08/31/2006

Americans are living longer than ever. As the senior population grows over the coming years, increasing the quality of healthcare while reducing … more

How-To Guide for Removing Data from Storage Media
Release Date: 08/31/2006

Before ditching or donating that used computer, CD or other data-storage media, sensitive or personal information should be properly "sanitized," … more

Draft Guidance on Improving Security of Home Computers
Release Date: 08/17/2006

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is  looking for comments on new guidelines aimed at helping end-users, in  particular … more

NIST Makes Changes to Key Security Publication
Release Date: 08/03/2006

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is requesting comments on a draft revision of Recommended Security Controls for Federal … more

NIST Director Testifies on Voting Machine Standards
Release Date: 07/20/2006

On July 19, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Director Bill Jeffrey testified before the House Committee on Science and the … more

NIST’s FISMA Team Receives AFFIRM Leadership Award
Release Date: 06/22/2006

The Association for Federal Information Resources Management (AFFIRM) recently awarded a team of NIST employees the Leadership in Service to the … more

Draft Guide Will Help Make WLANs More Secure
Release Date: 06/22/2006

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is requesting comments on a new draft guide that is intended to help organizations make … more

Alliance Donates Health IT Standards Directory to NIST
Release Date: 06/08/2006

The National Alliance for Health Information Technology is donating its directory of health information technology (IT) standards to help the … more

Mass Spectrometry Methods Database Gets Major Update
Release Date: 05/25/2006

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently added 150 new methods—nicknamed "recipes"—to a database already … more

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