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NIST Recommends New Practices for Unclassified Info Security

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has added new information security strategies in an existing recommendation document for nonfederal organizations. NIST said Wednesday that it released a companion draft containing new recommendations for the existing publication entitled Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Nonfederal Systems and Organizations.

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NIST’s Ron Ross on Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence

Ron Ross, a computer scientist and a National Institute of Standards and Technology fellow, told Fifth Domain in an interview published on Friday that the potential role of artificial intelligence in improving cybersecurity depends on the development of a trusted platform. “Any AI program that you’re running at the application level is totally going to be bogus information,” he said.

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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 to Unveil Updated Guide for Agency Cyber Tech Defenses

The National Institute of Science and Technology plans to issue a second public draft guide on May 4 for agencies to build resilient systems to combat cyber threats, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. NIST Fellow Ron Ross told an Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology forum in Arlington, Virginia Monday the special …

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Ron Ross: NIST Working on Final Guidance to Integrate Cyber Efforts

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is finalizing guidance for the integration of cybersecurity across the government’s mission areas to counter the increasing number of cyber attacks, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jason Miller writes NIST fellow Ron Ross noted that the “Systems Security Engineering: An Integrated Approach to Building Trustworthy Resilient Systems” (Special …

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Ron Ross: NIST Updates Security Control Evaluation Guidance to Match Continuous Monitoring Strategies

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has published a new set of guidelines for evaluating security and privacy controls in federal information systems, GovInfoSecurity reported Monday. Eric Chabrow writes Ron Ross, an NIST fellow, said the guide is designed to complement continuous monitoring and information security authorization programs across …

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NIST, NARA Publish Standards on Sensitive Federal Data Mgmt

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has partnered with the National Archives and Records Administration to develop proposed standards for data security at government contracting companies, FCW reported Wednesday. Mark Rockwell and Troy Schneider write that Draft Special Publication 800-171 covers controlled but unclassified federal information stored at nonfederal information systems. The report said government …

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NIST Unveils Security, Privacy Control Assessment Guide Draft; Ron Ross Comments

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released a draft guidance for federal agencies, contractors and the intelligence community to evaluate the privacy and security controls used on federal information systems and information technology networks. NIST said Friday that the “Assessing Security and Privacy Controls in Federal Information Systems and Organizations: Building Effective Assessment …

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