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