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NIST: Cryptographic key management a challenge in the cloud

Generating and interacting with data in the cloud requires security capabilities dependent on the cryptographic keys--but managing these keys is complex in a cloud environment, says the National Institute of Standards and Technology in a recently published interagency report.

NIST, Commerce Department to mostly close under government shutdown

Only a small percentage of employees at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and most other Commerce Department components would be exempt from furloughs made necessary by a government shutdown.

'No problem' with NSA collaboration, says NIST director

National Institute of Standards and Technology Director Patrick Gallagher again defended his agency's collaboration with the National Security Agency over cybersecurity standards development.

NIST electronic authentication update addresses mobile

The National Institute of Standards and Technology recently published an update to its electronic authentication guidance published in 2011 with a focus on remote authentication of individuals over an open network.

NIST awards $7M in NSTIC grants

The National Institute of Standards and Technology awarded $7 million in grants that will support five identity protection and verification pilots in support of National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace implementation. The grants will further the work of multi-year  NSTIC  pilots that were  first unveiled in September 2012.

NIST, Forest Service: Wildfire risk ratings were useful

A rating system that assesses the risk that structures face from wildfires generally proved to be accurate, according to a report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Forest Service that examined a major California wildfire from 2007.

Federal labs pumped $2.3 billion into Colorado economy

Colorado's federal laboratories added $2.3 billion to the state's economy in 2012, nearly double what the labs brought in 5 years ago a Sept. 5 CO-LABS  report  (.pdf) says. The National Institute of Standards and Technology Boulder lab contributed $187.7 million to the state economy and supported direct and indirect employment of 1,325 workers, the report says.

NIST issues digital forensics guide

Using sound methodology when examining a mobile device as part of a digital forensic investigation will ensure accurate reporting, says the National Institute of Standards and Technology in its recently-published guidelines on mobile device forensics.

Vouchers for manufacturing innovation touted at House hearing

The program, part of a bill (H.R. 1421) introduced in the House in April, would award vouchers worth up to $20,000 to small manufacturers to pay for technical expertise from universities or federal research institutions. Researchers would help the companies with early-stage product development and the commercialization of new technologies.

NIST advises against use of random bit generator algorithm apparently backdoored by NSA

The National Institute of Standards and Technology says cryptographers should not use for now a NIST random number generator algorithm whose trustworthiness has been called into question by leaks from former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden. NIST also says it will revise the special publication containing the algorithm,  SP 800-90A  (.pdf).