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NIST Researchers Analyze Security Threats to First Responder Devices in New Study

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology have performed an analysis of the threats affecting modern communication and wearable devices that public safety officers use when performing their duties. The threat analysis is part of a new NIST study entitled “Security Analysis of First Responder Mobile and Wearable Devices,” a draft version of which has recently been made available for public comment. The researchers say that "[by] understanding the threats and risks posed to public safety systems and their users, life-threatening scenarios can be prevented from escalating due to malicious or accidental failures of technology."

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NIST Issues Mobile App Security Draft Guidelines; Tony Karygiannis Comments

The National Institute for Standards and Technology has released draft guidelines for government agencies to manage their mobile applications and identify associated risks, InformationWeek reported Thursday. Richard Walker writes the document outlines vetting systems to detect security vulnerabilities of third-party mobile apps before implementing them across the enterprise. “Agencies need …

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Tom Karygiannis: NIST Mobile App Vetting Guide Details Testing Methods

The National Institute for Standards and Technology is seeking comments from the public on the agency’s new draft guidelines on how to test mobile applications for potential privacy and security risks to the network or organization. NIST said Wednesday the “Technical Considerations for Vetting 3rd Party Mobile Applications” document covers test requirements, tools and techniques used …

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NIST Asks for $19M in Cyber Physical Systems Research Funding

The National Institute for Standards and Technology has requested $18.8 million in funding for a research initiative intended to address cyber-physical system threats, Fierce Government reported Monday. David Perera writes that NIST will allocate $5 million of that funding for projects to develop encryption and networking protocols under its fiscal …

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Energy Department Revamps Cyber Guidelines for Power Grid

The stakes were demonstrated in the sweltering summer of 2003, when a blackout powered down the Northeast United States, leaving about 45 million Americans without electricity. And that was an accident. As electric and power companies make increasing gains in modernizing the electric grid,  fears of a hacker sabotaging part …

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NIST Puts Cloud Security Guidelines Up for Debate

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has been thinking cloud for a while — but now, NIST is getting serious about hammering out clear security requirements for Web-based computing applications and services. NIST was tasked by federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra with accelerating the formation of security guidelines …

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