Tag Archives: National Institute of Standards and Technology

NIST Seeks Comment on Draft Publication for Digital Twin Technology

Digital Twin Technology

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released a draft publication focused on digital twin technology, a new research and standardization area for providing and viewing electronic representations of real-world entities. NIST said Friday it seeks comment on "Considerations for Digital Twin Technology and Emerging Standards," or Draft NISTIR 8356, and will receive responses until June 16th.

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Senators Introduce Legislation to Assist DOD Quantum Computing Efforts; Sen. Maggie Hassan Quote

U.S. Senate

Congress is pushing for the Department of Defense (DOD) to improve its workforce in the highly specialized quantum computing field. Sens. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H. and John Thune, R-S.D have introduced two bills aimed at streamlining pipelines for the DOD and the private sector to acquire students graduating with quantum-related degrees.

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NIST Seeks Feedback on Plans to Automate Cryptographic Module Validation Program

Cryptographic Module

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) is looking for public input on its plans to automate validation procedures for cryptographic modules. NCCoE intends to conduct first-party and independent testing of automated processes for the Cryptographic Module Validation Program, including the relay of data to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). 

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NIST Unveils Prototype Tech for Integrating Broadband Into Public Safety Communications Systems

Public Safety

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed a prototype system designed to integrate broadband communications technology with aging emergency response radios. NIST said Monday that the prototype is intended to help older Land Mobile Radio towers and handsets benefit from wireless Long-Term Evolution capabilities including voice, video, text, instant messaging and other data-related features.

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White House Eyes New Regulations for Securing Software Supply Chain

Department of Labor

President Biden plans to issue an executive order that will focus on addressing recent cybersecurity issues that could impact the software supply chain. Jeff Greene, acting senior director for cybersecurity at the National Security Council (NSC), told attendees at a Cybersecurity Coalition event that binding requirements under the executive order will be established after at least six months.

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NIST Seeks to Advance 5G With New Atom-Based Sensor Demo; Chris Holloway Quoted

Atom-Based Sensor Demo

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researchers and collaborators have determined the direction or the “angle of arrival” of an incoming radio signal using an atom-based sensor. “This new work, in conjunction with our previous work on atom-based sensors and receivers, gets us one step closer to a true atom-based communication system to benefit 5G and beyond,” said project leader Chris Holloway.

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NIST Publishes Guide to Enhance Hotel Cybersecurity; Bill Newhouse Quoted

TIC 3.0 Use Case Guide

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released a three-part guide designed to help hotels boost the protection of customer data and other contents of their property management systems against cyber threats. Titled “Securing Property Management Systems,” the guide teaches hotel owners how to cybersecure the systems that hold credit card data and other personal information of guests. 

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NIST Releases Draft Cyber Guidelines to Ensure Election Infrastructure Security; Gema Howell Quoted

NIST Cybersecurity

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued draft guidelines meant to help election officials protect election systems from cyber attacks. The Draft Cybersecurity Framework Election Infrastructure Profile applies the NIST Cybersecurity Framework’s principles to election platforms, including voting machines, voter registration databases and related networks.

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NIST Seeks Public Comments on Draft Bring Your Own Device Practice Guide

Telework Policy

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a draft special publication that seeks to demonstrate how organizations can use standards-based, commercially available products to help meet their privacy and security needs as they adopt the bring your own device practice. Public comments on the draft practice guide are due May 3rd.

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StateRAMP to Open Membership Registration for Cloud Security Vetting Initiative in April

Cloud Security Vetting

Not-for-profit-organization StateRAMP will begin membership registrations for its program aimed at helping vendors and agencies comply with cloud security standards (CSP) next month, GCN reported Tuesday. CSPs must undergo a readiness assessment to validate security controls and determine their potential to pass full FedRAMP assessments within a two to four-week period.

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