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April 01, 2014
Awkward? The NIST Cybersecurity Framework arrives as the U.S. government struggles to counter negative reports on its data privacy and encryption standards.
February 17, 2014
Experts differed over whether the NIST cybersecurity framework provides critical infrastructure firms with the tools to defend themselves.
October 22, 2013
Delayed by the government shutdown, the preliminary NIST Cybersecurity Framework offers general best practices for critical infrastructure security.
September 11, 2013
The US tries to restore faith in a widely used encryption standard after Edward Snowden leaked documents showing the NSA has a backdoor
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The National Institute of Standards and Technology's own policies and technical requirements on USB thumb drive security furnish other federal agencies with a de facto set of best practices. Continue Reading
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Risk assessment with NIST SP 800-30 focuses on securing IT infrastructure. Find out NIST SP 800-30 strengths, and learn how it differs from other standards. Continue Reading