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NIST Latest Industry News

  1. June 16, 2021
    The US Cyber Games Launch First-Ever US Cybersecurity Team
    Many of you might know me as the director of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE). NICE, it is a public-private partnership between academia, industry, and government that is promoting and energizing a community working together to advance an integrated ecosystem of cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development. Therefore, it should not be surprising that NICE is partnering with Katzcy, a SWaM (Small, Women-owned, and Minority-owned Business) certified Virginia firm, and others to standup the first-ever US Cyber Games competition and national team. However … more
  2. June 9, 2021
    NIST Releases Tips & Tactics for Control System Cybersecurity
    The impact of cybersecurity breaches on infrastructure control system owners/operators is more visible than ever before. Whether you work for an infrastructure owner/operator or are a consumer of an infrastructure service, the events of the past few months have made it clear that cybersecurity is an important factor in ensuring the safe and reliable delivery of goods and services. For infrastructure control system owners/operators, it can be challenging to address the range of cybersecurity threats, vulnerabilities and risks that can negatively impact their operations, especially with limited … more
  3. May 13, 2021
    NIST Cybersecurity and Privacy International Engagement Updates
    A lot has changed for all of us over the last year as the result of the pandemic. In the NIST Information Technology Laboratory (ITL), we have continued our international engagement in new and creative ways, leading to more robust and meaningful discussions with our stakeholders. It’s more critical than ever for NIST to work with and learn from our partners around the world, particularly in the areas of cybersecurity and privacy. We’re excited to share some updates in these areas and look forward to more collaboration in coming months! Translations of key documents often are an essential step … more
  4. March 24, 2021
    Stakeholders: The “Be-All and End-All” of NIST’s Cybersecurity and Privacy Work
    When it comes down to it, NIST’s cybersecurity and privacy work is all about its stakeholders. Our researchers and other staff can do the most extraordinary work to advance the state of the art or solve problems in these areas – but our success truly should only be measured by the difference we make in providing the best possible and most useful tools and information. That’s why we put such a high premium on engaging with the public and private sectors, academia, and other stakeholders. NIST counts on developers, providers, and everyday users of cybersecurity and privacy technologies and … more
  5. February 24, 2021
    There’s Still Time to Comment on IoT Cybersecurity Guidance – Send Us Your Feedback Today!
    Throughout this snowy winter, NIST has been listening to the valuable feedback received on our recent flurry of IoT cybersecurity guidance drafts, including draft NISTIRs 8259B, 8259C, 8259D, and draft Special Publication 800-213. We have extended the comment deadline for all four draft publications to February 26th, and we hope reviewers will use the extra time to let us know what they think about this exciting new work. To those who have already submitted comments and reviews on the draft publications, thank you! We also want to thank everyone who participated virtually in our January 26th … more
  6. February 2, 2021
    2021: What’s Ahead from NIST in Cybersecurity and Privacy?
    In 2020, NIST prioritized helping individuals and organizations shift to a more online environment to keep people safe and our economy productive. Despite the many challenges brought by the pandemic, we were fortunate to be able to continue our work on an array of new resources to help manage cybersecurity and privacy risks. As NIST looks ahead to the “new normal,” we plan to build on lessons learned during the pandemic and to be even more strategic in anticipating and tackling the many challenges ahead. We’ve made New Year’s resolutions: to increase our attention on managing cybersecurity … more
  7. December 18, 2020
    Cybersecurity Insights Blog: Year-In-Review 2020
    We can all agree that 2020 has been a year we won’t forget anytime soon. Faced with unanticipated challenges, new concerns, and constant adjustments forced by the global pandemic, we were compelled to rethink the ways in which we work, study, and socialize. In many cases, this meant transferring day-to-day activities to an online environment, which pushed organizations of every kind to re-examine their approaches to cybersecurity. A positive note is that these changes presented a prime opportunity to highlight the criticality of cybersecurity and promote increased awareness and best practices … more
  8. October 30, 2020
    Cybersecurity Awareness Month: If You Connect IT, Protect IT.
    This week’s blog post highlighting Cybersecurity Awareness Month is from NIST’s Katerina Megas, program manager, Cybersecurity for the Internet of Things (IoT) program. In this post, Ms. Megas discusses how technological innovations, such as 5G, might impact the online experiences of consumers and businesses, how IoT is changing security risks, and what solutions are emerging for a more secure Internet of Things. What is your background and how did you end up at NIST working on IoT? When NIST stood up the National Program Office for the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace … more
  9. October 26, 2020
    Essential Cybersecurity for the Hotel Tech Community
    In recent years criminals and other attackers have compromised the networks of several major hospitality companies, exposing the information of hundreds of millions of guests.[1] A hotel property management system (PMS) is a prime target for attackers – it serves as the information technology operations and data management hub of a hotel and could give a criminal access to a trove of valuable data. To address these challenges, NIST’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) collaborated with the hospitality business community and cybersecurity technology providers to demonstrate how … more
  10. October 20, 2020
    Cybersecurity Awareness Month: What's New at NIST on IOT Security?
    Here’s a one-question multiple-choice test: What's new at NIST on Internet of Things (IoT) security? (a) SP 800-213: IOT Device Cybersecurity Guidance for the Federal Government: An Approach for Establishing IOT Device Cybersecurity Requirements (b) NISTIR 8259X: Profiles of the IOT Core Baseline for the Federal Government (c) Essay: Creating a Profile of the IOT Core Baseline (d) All of the above The correct answer is: (d) Thank you to everyone who participated in NIST’s July workshop on Building the Federal Profile For IoT Device Cybersecurity: Next Steps for Securing Federal Systems and … more
  11. October 19, 2020
    Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Securing Internet-Connected Devices in Healthcare
    The healthcare industry is increasingly relying upon internet-connected devices and solutions to improve patient care, organizational efficiency, speed of crisis response, and much more. The emergence of telemedicine, digital health records, internet-connected medical devices, patient wellness apps, and an increasing amount of third parties entering the health supply chain has created many benefits, but has also exposed the industry to vulnerabilities that cyber criminals regularly attempt to exploit. Last week’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month blog highlighted Julie Haney’s, Ph.D., lead for the … more
  12. October 13, 2020
    Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Securing Devices at Home and Work
    2020 saw a major disruption in the way many people work, learn, and socialize online. Our homes are more connected than ever. Our businesses are more connected than ever. With more people now working from home, these two internet-connected environments are colliding on a scale we’ve never seen before, introducing a whole new set of potential vulnerabilities for users. The second blog highlighting NIST resources for Cybersecurity Awareness Month is from NIST’s Julie Haney, Ph.D., lead for the NIST Usable Cybersecurity Program. In this blog post, Dr. Haney discusses some of the steps users and … more
  13. October 5, 2020
    Cybersecurity Awareness Month: If You Connect IT, Protect IT.
    The first blog highlighting NIST resources for Cybersecurity Awareness Month is from NIST’s Danielle Santos, a program manager for the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, or NICE. As the line between our online and offline lives continues to be indistinguishable, the network of connections we have to each other across the globe creates both opportunities and challenges for individuals and organizations. During Cybersecurity Awareness Month, NIST wants to remind everyone “If You Connect IT, Protect IT.” In this blog post, Ms. Santos explains how everyone can take the right security … more
  14. September 30, 2020
    NIST Celebrates October as Cybersecurity Awareness Month
    NIST is once again proud to be celebrating Cybersecurity Awareness Month this October! As this year has been one of the more challenging in memory, it is imperative that we continue to remember the importance of cybersecurity across the nation and ensure that all Americans have the resources they need to be more secure online. To show our dedication to cybersecurity, we have teamed up with the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) to be a 2020 Champion Organization, which means we are dedicated to promoting a safer, more secure, and more trusted Internet. NIST, along with NCSA, other … more
  15. August 21, 2020
    Building the Federal Profile for IoT Device Cybersecurity | Post-Workshop Update
    Thanks to everyone who attended our July 22-23 workshop, Building the Federal Profile for IoT Device Cybersecurity: Next Steps for Securing Federal Systems. And, of course, a special “thank you” to our panelists including government and industry representatives from around the United States and abroad. We were pleased to see over 500 participants – including nearly 200 attendees from the federal government representing nearly 30 agencies, as well as, state, local, and international government bodies. We were also grateful to have in attendance members of Congress, the news media, attorneys … more
  16. August 12, 2020
    Staff Spotlight: NIST Usable Cybersecurity Security and Privacy of Smart Home Devices
    In March, we highlighted the work that NIST conducts in usable cybersecurity technology and protection against phishing scams by sharing thoughts from Kristen Greene, a NIST cognitive scientist. Greene provided excellent tips to help full-time telework employees understand and recognize potential phishing scams. In our second blog post in this series, Susanne Furman, also a NIST cognitive scientist, offers her expertise regarding the security and privacy of smart home devices. This year, consumers will spend more than $40 billion in the smart home device market (connected doorbells, vacuums … more