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NIST Latest Industry News

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. April 21, 2020
    Continuing to Strengthen International Connections on the Cybersecurity Framework
    In these uncertain times, our most important focus is on health and safety. Like so many of you, most of us at NIST are working remotely. But we are still working hard to support our cybersecurity mission. While NIST had to cancel the Advancing Cybersecurity Risk Management Conference scheduled for May 2020, we look forward to continuing our cybersecurity efforts through virtual meetings and discussions with you. We continue our international work and welcome your feedback on how we can strengthen our engagement in different and creative ways. After all, our international connections are more … more
  4. April 1, 2020
    Staff Spotlight: NIST Usable Cybersecurity
    Every day, staff in the NIST Information Technology Laboratory’s Visualization and Usability Group (VUG) are conducting studies and publishing findings about cybersecurity usability. A usable cybersecurity technology is one that an individual can effectively use to meet their goals while maintaining cybersecurity. The NIST research provides actionable guidance so that policymakers, system engineers, and security professionals can make better decisions to keep their organizations protected against cybersecurity attacks, scams, and other malicious events. That’s why we are starting a new … more
  5. February 4, 2020
    Improving the IoT Cybersecurity Baseline with Stakeholder Input: Draft (v2) NISTIR 8259 Available for Public Comment
    NIST received more than 450 comments on Draft NISTIR 8259 during the public comment period, which closed September 30, 2019. To all those who commented, thank you! Your comments helped strengthen and improve this foundational document for Internet of Things (IoT) device manufacturers, and we’re pleased to announce that the second draft of NISTIR 8259, Recommendations for IoT Device Manufacturers: Foundational Activities and Core Device Cybersecurity Capability Baseline, is now available for public comment. To address the most significant area of comment, the document’s structure, we’d like to … more
  6. December 17, 2019
    Cybersecurity Insights Blog: Year-In-Review
    What an amazing year it has been for the NIST Cybersecurity Insights blog! From rebranding the blog to better align with our goals and content lineup plans, to launching a new blog series, to sharing our successes and updating you on our progress… we have tried to make the Cybersecurity Insights blog your one-stop-shop for everything happening at NIST regarding cybersecurity. So, to close out the year, we thought you might like to look back and reminisce about our top 5 cybersecurity blogs of 2019. Without further ado, here they are: 5. It’s Always Cybersecurity Awareness Month for the NIST … more
  7. November 20, 2019
    Discovering Careers in Cybersecurity
    We were excited to celebrate National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week (NCCAW), November 11-16, 2019. Technology and cybersecurity play a vital role in many facets of our lives. Our growing dependence on the internet and the convenience of technology comes with unique challenges. Attackers are constantly trying to steal sensitive data and cripple systems, such as your online banking passwords and critical infrastructure. The growing interconnected dependency is increasing the demand for a highly skilled cybersecurity workforce with the proper training and experiences to succeed. This demand … more
  8. November 12, 2019
    It’s Always Cybersecurity Awareness Month for the NIST International Cybersecurity Framework Team
    While you were planning for Halloween and other fall festivities in October, I hope you didn’t miss out on National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. NIST closed out the month’s focus on cybersecurity outreach by posting the latest international use of the Cybersecurity Framework – this time by the Israel National Cyber Directorate. That success story now joins an earlier description of the Japanese Cross Sector Forum, which also has put the Framework to good use. In addition, October’s calendar listings included World Standards Day, marked by activities to raise awareness about the importance of … more
  9. October 31, 2019
    Cybersecurity takes center stage at NIST’s third annual DC CyberWeek event
    Innovating cybersecurity for the future while developing collaborative relationships today was the main takeaway for more than 120 attendees of the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) – part of NIST – event October 22nd in Rockville, Maryland. The third annual event titled, “Cybersecurity Innovation at NIST…and Beyond,” was part of CyberScoop’s DC CyberWeek activities in recognition of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The NCCoE brought together a dream team panel of cybersecurity leaders and experts from NIST, private industry, and non-profits, who spoke on such … more
  10. October 15, 2019
    Owning Your Role in Cybersecurity
    October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), and we all have a part to play to help reduce our cybersecurity risks and help make the Internet – and our digital identities and devices – more secure for everyone. NIST’s Information Technology Laboratory leads the nation’s efforts to develop the standards and guidelines for cybersecurity. That’s why we are excited to “Own IT” (one of the NCSAM themes this year) and make available additional blogs, social media, and newsletters throughout the month. Our first blog is from Rickie Grigsby, a recent summer graduate fellow at NIST’s … more
  11. September 30, 2019
    Introducing Cybersecurity Insights: Director’s Corner
    Welcome to the Director’s Corner! This new blog series is intended to give you special insight into the cybersecurity work we are so proud of accomplishing day in and day out. Each blog will cover a specific division at NIST in the Information Technology Laboratory with information about current projects, successes, upcoming work, and important announcements. The Director’s Corner will highlight how NIST’s cybersecurity, privacy, and information security-related projects are making a difference in the field and leading the charge to make positive changes. For our first post in this … more
  12. August 8, 2019
    Help us build a secure future for connected devices: share your feedback on draft NISTIR on core baseline of cybersecurity features
    It’s been a busy but productive year for NIST’s Cybersecurity for the Internet of Things (IoT) program as we’ve continued our efforts to engage stakeholders and enlist feedback on several key initiatives. In June, the NIST Cybersecurity for IoT and Privacy Engineering programs published NIST Internal Report (NISTIR) 8228, Considerations for Managing Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity and Privacy Risks. The purpose of NISTIR 8228 is to help federal agencies and other organizations better understand and manage the cybersecurity and privacy risks associated with their use of IoT … more
  13. August 7, 2019
    We have a new identity! Welcome to Cybersecurity Insights: a NIST blog!
    The NIST Cyber Team welcomes everyone to our new blog – Cybersecurity Insights: a NIST blog. For the past few years, we have shared many milestones and updated you on countless topics on our I Think, Therefore IAM: A Digital Identities Blog while our list of subscribers grew to over 28,500! Well, we are not done sharing. Our Cyber Team is excited to announce that we are expanding the breadth of our blog and have renamed it Cybersecurity Insights: a NIST blog Why the change? While identity is just as important to us as it always has been, NIST conducts extensive work in the … more
  14. March 4, 2019
    Announcing the Launch of the NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Corner Website
    Exciting NEWS from NIST! The Small Business Cybersecurity Corner Website is now live! After the signing of The NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Act in August of 2018, NIST got to work on the development of the Small Business Cybersecurity Corner to disseminate consistent, clear, concise, and actionable cybersecurity resources to small businesses. NIST Director, Dr. Walt Copan, just announced at RSA that our website has gone live! The vast majority of small businesses rely on IT to run their businesses and to store, process, and transmit information. Protecting this information from … more
  15. September 25, 2018
    Don’t leave us to our own devices! Seeking feedback on draft NISTIR for IoT cybersecurity and privacy
    You have attended the workshops, you have provided feedback, and now… it’s here! NIST Cybersecurity for the Internet of Things (IoT) and Privacy Engineering Programs released draft NIST Internal Report (NISTIR) 8228: Considerations for Managing IoT Cybersecurity and Privacy Risks for public comment. Draft NISTIR 8228 identifies three high-level considerations that may affect the management of cybersecurity and privacy risks for IoT devices compared to conventional information technology (IT) devices. Many IoT devices interact with the physical world in ways conventional IT devices … more
  16. May 2, 2018
    Cybersecurity, NIST, and the RSA Conference: what you need to know
    What a week we had at RSA Conference 2018! This year’s conference was from April 16-20th in San Francisco, CA—and thousands of attendees gathered to see presentations, visit booths on the expo floor, and network about all kinds of topics we at NIST love… like digital identity, cybersecurity education and workforce, mobile and IoT security, cloud, privacy, and virtualization (to name a few). We had a cybersecurity-themed booth that got tons of foot traffic as participants from the public and private sectors stopped by to learn more about our projects, talk to our experts, see demos (like … more
  17. February 20, 2018
    Connected devices, connected standards: Seeking feedback on international IoT cybersecurity standards
    Our research shows that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to securing the Internet of Things. That’s why we have released Draft NISTIR 8200, Interagency Report on Status of International Cybersecurity Standardization for the Internet of Things (IoT)—and why we want to hear from you. With this draft report, we hope to inform and enable policymakers, managers and standards participants as they seek timely development and use of cybersecurity standards in IoT components, systems and services. This effort began with the Interagency International Cyber Security Working Group (IICS WG) … more
  18. January 18, 2018
    As the Carousel of Progress Turns: NIST Cybersecurity Program at the IoT Evolution Expo
    Where are we going next? We’re going to the IoT Evolution Expo! The NIST Cybersecurity for IoT Program will be at the IoT Evolution Expo next week – and we want to hear from you! Join us on Monday, January 22 for a discussion on IoT Security and Privacy Risk Considerations. This event is part of our ongoing effort to engage stakeholders on IoT-specific capabilities and associated risks. Anyone interested in attending the session should review the discussion draft on our proposed approach. We also look forward to catching up and engaging with industry during the week in the exhibit hall. … more