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New National Cybersecurity CoE Project Focuses on Trusted IoT Device Onboarding Processes

Ransomware Data

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has introduced a project that aims to present approaches to trusted network-layer onboarding processes and lifecycle management of internet of things (IoT) devices. The project is intended to deliver a publicly available NIST Cybersecurity Practice Guide.

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NIST Unveils Fourth Version of Smart Grid Framework; Avi Gopstein Quoted

Smart Grid Framework

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released the fourth iteration of the Smart Grid Framework that intends to advance interoperability on the power grid. The Smart Grid Framework Release 4.0 lays out a new strategy to support the development of interoperable equipment and devices and offers resources and guidance for grid cybersecurity.

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NIST Releases Finalized PNT Service Cybersecurity Guidance; Jim McCarthy Quoted

Jim McCarthy

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published the final version of a document to guide the cybersecurity of positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) services. NIST said Thursday its document titled “Foundational PNT Profile: Applying the Cybersecurity Framework for the Responsible Use of PNT Services” builds on input from the public on PNT data use.

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NIST Issues Draft Guidance on Implementing Cybersecurity for PNT Operations

GPS III

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has created draft cybersecurity guidelines for positioning, navigation and timing (PNT)-based technologies. The draft guidance also serves as a response to an Executive Order issued earlier this year on the responsible use of PNT services for national security. Comments on the draft guide are due on Nov. 23rd.

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Former NIST Exec Donna Dodson Honored for Federal Cybersecurity Accomplishments

Donna Dodson

Donna Dodson, a 33-year veteran of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), has been selected for the Partnership for Public Service's Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal in recognition of her efforts to help public and private sector organizations address cyber threats. Dodson was recognized among 11 medalists 

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Sens. Rob Portman, Gary Peters Propose Bill to Guide Gov’t Cybersecurity Allotments

Cybersecurity

Sens. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Gary Peters, D-Mich., have presented a bill to improve the U.S. government's cybersecurity investments. “This bipartisan legislation will help give federal agencies the information they need to make informed decisions about their cybersecurity budgets,” Portman said. The Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, chaired by Portman, assessed agencies to produce the report.

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GAO: Agencies Overseeing Critical Sectors Must Ensure NIST Cybersecurity Framework Compliance

The Government Accountability Office has found that most organizations voluntarily agreed to adopt the National Institute of Standards and Technology's cybersecurity framework but their overseeing agencies are yet to develop ways to ensure NIST compliance.

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