Tag Archives: NIST

NIST Introduces New Method to Assess Phishing Cases

The Phish Scale

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)  has created a new method that organizations may use to protect themselves from phishing, a cyber attack that uses emails with malicious links potentially containing malware. The method, known as The Phish Scale, is designed to inform explanations behind the click rates of links found in phishing emails.

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OMB Opens Interim IT Supply Chain Risk Evaluation Rule for Public Comments

OMB

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) published in the Federal Register Tuesday an interim final rule outlining how the Federal Acquisition Security Council (FASC) will assess risk information and recommend the issuance of exclusion or removal orders for information technology products that pose supply chain security risks.

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NIST Releases Report on Forensic Science Concerns in Cloud Environments; Martin Herman Quoted

Cloud-Based

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a new report on forensic science challenges faced by law enforcement officers, auditors and other professionals in cloud environments. The report enumerated 62 cloud-related forensic challenges and one of those listed challenges is associated with data custodians at cloud service providers. 

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NIST Issues Draft Publication on ‘Explainable’ AI; Jonathon Phillips

Artificial Intelligence

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is looking for input on its draft publication detailing the core principles of “explainable” artificial intelligence. "Understanding the explainability of both the AI system and the human opens the door to pursue implementations that incorporate the strengths of each,” said Jonathon Phillips, an electronic engineer at NIST and co-author of the draft report.

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