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Naomi Lefkovitz on Five Functions of NIST’s Privacy Framework

Naomi Lefkovitz, senior privacy policy adviser at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, offered updates on a proposed framework to help organizations address issues related to data privacy at RSA Conference 2019, Threatpost reported Thursday. Lefkovitz told the audience that privacy should be considered as part of organizations’ “broader enterprise risk management activity.”

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NIST Issues Revised Guidance on Email Security

The National Institute of Standards and Technology released its revised guidelines on federal email security in an effort to provide agencies with updates on cyber security. The document helps agencies reduce the risk of email being used as an attack vector and to avoid the risk of content leaks to unauthorized parties.

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CISA Lead Chris Krebs: Election Security Stays as Top Priority After Shutdown

Chris Krebs, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and 2019 Wash100 Award winner, said the newly-built agency will continue to work on election security as a top priority through 2020, Politico reported Wednesday. CISA’s ongoing security efforts focus on future elections and protecting the U.S. supply chains, federal networks, industrial control systems and the education sector from cyber threats, Krebs told Politico.

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NIST: AI Tools Can Help Industry, Navy Better Manage Spectrum Sharing

The National Institute of Standards and Technology found that artificial intelligence-based tools could help commercial wireless providers and the U.S. Navy better manage radio frequency spectrum for communications. In a new paper issued Wednesday, NIST said demonstrations show that deep learning algorithms are working better than traditional tools to detect whether radars are operating or not, which allows commercial providers to better plan the allocation of 3.5 Gigahertz Band.

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NIST Finds How to Utilize Blockchain to Secure Smart Manufacturing

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has found a method to improve security for smart manufacturing systems with blockchain that provides tamper-proof transmission of data and traceability of information in the production process. NIST issued a report on Monday detailing how blockchain can help detect and deter potential digital threats in the manufacturing process.

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NIST Selects 26 New Algorithms to Thwart Quantum Cyber Attacks

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has narrowed down its selection of algorithms to thwart quantum and traditional cyberattacks to 26, NIST said Wednesday. NIST’s analysts and experts selected the algorithms from a pool of submissions for the agency’s Post-Quantum Cryptography Standardization program that was launched in 2016.

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NIST Unveils Recommendations to Secure Federal Networks

The National Institute of Standards and Technology issued the draft document detailing its latest guidelines on how federal agencies could secure better networks against large-scale Distributed Denial of Service attacks. The NIST said in a notice that routing control plane anomalies such as Border Gateway Protocol, prefix hijacking and route leaks have been disrupting services and causing damage across the government in recent years. 

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NIST Discovers How to Expand 5G Use With ‘Smart’ Antennas, Narrow Beams

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have developed a method to design “smart” antennas that use narrow beams and provide lower signal interference, delays and energy loss during transmissions. NIST said Monday, the method utilizes narrow beams to rapidly send signals in different directions and support 5G wireless devices and base stations. It also enables system designers and engineers to select appropriate antenna beamwidths and the antenna that best suits a specific application. 

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NIST Issues New Strategies to Commercialize Federally Funded R&D

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has issued a draft green paper outlining how the government should improve investments in commercializing products built in federally-funded research and development projects. 

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