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NIST, DHS to Co-Host Cyber Workforce Devt Workshop in Illinois

The National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Department of Homeland Security have partnered to facilitate a workshop on cybersecurity workforce development to address a requirement under Executive Order 13800. NIST said the workshop will help fulfill a request under the EO titled “Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure” …

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NIST Unveils Criticality Analysis Guidance Draft

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released draft guidance meant to help public and private sector entities identify system elements that must remain active in order to fulfill organizational missions. NIST said Monday its Criticality Analysis Process Model document offers a step-by-step guide on how to analyze critical parts of …

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CBO: Small Biz Cybersecurity Bill Would Cost $6M Through 2022

A Congressional Budget Office report says a proposed House bill that would provide small businesses access to cybersecurity resources from the National Institutes of Standards and Technology would cost $6 million over five years. The NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Act of 2017 would require the agency to help companies address cyber threats through the voluntary use of tools, methodologies and guidelines, CBO said …

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IARPA, NIST Launch Facial Recognition Software Design Challenge

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity and the National Institute of Standards and Technology have introduced a prize competition for facial recognition software developers, MeriTalk reported Wednesday. IARPA’s Face Recognition Prize Challenge aims to create technologies that will work to  analyze non-cooperative images wherein the subjects are unaware when the pictures are taken. Interested developers can register …

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NIST Issues Draft Guidance on Cyber Best Practices for Federal Agencies

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has unveiled new draft guidance that suggests best practices for agencies to secure federal information systems, Nextgov reported Monday. The Interagency Report 8170 document provides instructions on how federal agencies can utilize NIST frameworks to assess the cybersecurity of technology vendors and allocate cybersecurity responsibilities to …

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