Just released is NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-211, 2019 NIST/ITL Cybersecurity Program Annual Report, which details the NIST Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) Cybersecurity and Privacy Program’s successful responses to numerous challenges and opportunities in security and privacy. The annual report highlights the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 research agenda and program activities, including:
- The ongoing participation and development of international standards;
- The enhancement of privacy and security risk management models (controlled unclassified information, systems engineering and cyber resiliency, supply chains, and mobile technologies);
- The continued advancement of cryptographic technologies, including post-quantum cryptography;
- Improved infrastructure protection in areas such as zero trust architectures and advanced networking security.
In FY 2019, NIST maintained a strong focus on supporting small and medium-sized businesses, including updates to the Small Business Cybersecurity Corner website to make resources easier to find and use, and drawing on contributed cybersecurity resources and feedback received from federal partners and the public. The year marked a decade of progress by the NIST-managed National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), to help the world address the human element of cybersecurity from the classroom to the workplace. Tackling the shortage of cybersecurity talent has become an even more urgent priority for NIST and its collaborators, with FY 2019 being an especially productive year.