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NIST’s Ron Ross: Cyber Adversaries Thrive in Complexity

Ron Ross, a senior computer scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, has said federal agencies should address complexity with their technology platforms as they counter cybersecurity threats, MeriTalk reported Thursday. “The adversary works in the world of the stack, and that complexity is where they thrive,” he said …

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NIST Releases Revised Handbook on Secure Access System for Mobile Devices

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released the second draft of a handbook that features sample implementations of the Derived Personal Identity Verification Credentials System. The DPC System provides secure access to electronic resources through mobile devices. It is a variant of the PIV system, which was designed in response to a 2004 presidential directive to standardize access security mechanisms in federal agencies.

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IARPA to Launch Competition on Increasing Face Recognition Accuracy

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity is launching the Fusion of Face Recognition Algorithms Prize Challenge, where contestants will attempt to increase face recognition accuracy through the use of various algorithm fusion techniques. IARPA said Wednesday that the contest is open to researchers from local and international industrial and academic organizations. Chris Boehnen, …

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NIST Adds Drone Forensics Resources on Website

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has added new images for drone investigation uses in Computer Forensic Reference Datasets. The agency said Tuesday it added a new drone-dedicated CFReDS section that contains visual evidence and guides on a number of popular drone models that may be used for criminal activity. …

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Jeanette Manfra: DHS Issues Federal ‘High Value’ Asset Security Directive

The Department of Homeland Security has released a binding operational directive to increase coordinated efforts to protect federal information systems against cyber threats. Jeanette Manfra, assistant secretary for cybersecurity and communications at DHS, wrote in a blog entry posted Friday the department will implement an integrated approach meant to address weaknesses across the government’s …

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