Tag Archives: Ron Ross

NIST Publishes SP 800-172 to Advise on Handling Sensitive Information; Ron Ross Quoted

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The National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) has published its NIST SP 800-172 to provide advice for contractors that handle sensitive information that could be threatened by adversarial nation-states. “Cyberattacks are conducted with silent weapons, and in some situations those weapons are undetectable,” Ron Ross, a computer scientist and a NIST fellow, said. 

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NIST Issues Guidance for Securing Critical Unclassified Data Against Advanced Persistent Threats

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released a final guidance containing recommendations on how to protect controlled unclassified information from advanced persistent threats. Ron Ross, a computer scientist and NIST fellow, said the organization published the guidance in response to reported critical cyber attacks to U.S. infrastructure.

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NIST Releases Guide for Multilevel Security Control Baselines

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has created a guide to help agencies ensure compliance with risk management requirements for processing personally identifiable information. The new guide includes baselines to help agencies address risks in the low, moderate and high levels, according to NIST.

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NIST Revises Information Security Publication; Ron Ross Quoted

The National Institute of Standards and Technology wants to update guidance on operational and asset cybersecurity. NIST said Monday it listed hundreds of system protection measures, services and products in the fifth revision of the publication titled "Security and Privacy Controls for Information Systems and Organizations."

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Ron Ross: NIST Awaits OMB Approval of Special Publication 800-53 Revision 5

Ron Ross, a National Institute of Standards and Technology fellow, said NIST is waiting for the Office of Management and Budget’s office of information and regulatory affairs to finish its final review and approve Special Publication 800-53, revision 5 to begin soliciting public comments on six cybersecurity documents, Federal News Network reported Tuesday.

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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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