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Report: NIST to Release New Online Password Security Guide

The National Institute of Standards and Technology could release this summer new guidance that recommends the use of long passwords or passphrases to eliminate the need for periodic password changes, Nextgov reported Friday. The guide also calls on government agencies and contractors to allow password length of at least 64 characters; encourage employees to create …

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Ashley Mahan: FedRAMP Cloud Service Authorizations Up 85%

The new Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program certification process has authorized more than 75 cloud service providers that include 41 third-party assessment organizations with 50 more CSPs in line for approval, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. David Thornton writes the program looks to streamline the time it will take a cloud …

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Federal News Radio: DoD to Release Cybersecurity Guidance for Acquisition Program Managers

The Defense Department plans to release new guidance within the next two months to help program managers integrate cybersecurity approaches into DoD’s acquisition cycle, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Scott Maucione writes the guide will outline systems security engineering strategies as part of DoD’s efforts to address vulnerabilities in defense systems and protect assets against cyber attacks. “Ultimately this …

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NIST Unveils Cloud Service Metric Guide

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released new guidance on how federal agencies can establish cloud computing metrics to determine the appropriate provider and service to invest in as they move to adopt cloud computing. NIST said Dec. 15 that the Cloud Computing Service Metrics Description document proposes a model to develop metrics that …

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