Tag: NIST

The Ransomware Plague Continues, but the Response Model Is Changing

Ransomware is a term that has entered popular speech as it has echoed across the front pages of newspapers and the internet. While most people might not understand exactly how ransomware works, or how it might be launched by a “Zero Day” exploit, they understand it locks the holder out of computers that store highly […]

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Biden, Tech Giants, and Educators Partner to Bolster Nation’s Cybersecurity

On Aug. 25, President Joe Biden met with private-sector tech giants, such as Google and Apple, and education leaders to discuss the whole-of-nation effort and workforce training needed to address cybersecurity threats. Some of the technology companies pledged billions of dollars to support cybersecurity initiatives.

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New NIST Report Provides Advice for IoT Integration

Devices built for the Internet of Things (IoT) are increasingly finding their way onto organizational networks. Even modest predictions estimate more than 20 billion IoT devices (thermostats, cameras, coffee makers, light bulbs, printers, etc…) will be connected to networks across the world by 2020. While these devices provide a good deal of convenience to end […]

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New Draft of Risk Management Framework Incorporates Both Supply-Chain and Privacy Concerns

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released a draft update to its Risk Management Framework (RMF) on May 9, 2018. The updates are directed at helping to protect critical assets and personally identifiable information from external cybersecurity threats. The original RMF was published in February 2010 and was last updated in 2014.