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February 26, 2013
Federal Register Number: 2013-04413

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is conducting a comprehensive review to develop a framework to reduce cyber risks to critical infrastructure

February 13, 2013

Recognizing that the national and economic security of the United States depends on the reliable functioning of critical infrastructure, the President under the Executive Order 

February 5, 2013

NIST announces the release of Draft Special Publication 800-53, Revision 4, Security and Privacy Controls for Federal information Systems and Organizations (Final Public Draft). Special Publication 800-53...

February 5, 2013

NIST announces the release of NIST Interagency Report (NISTIR) 7511 Revision 3, Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) Version 1.2 Validation Program Test Requirements. 

February 1, 2013

NIST announces the release of Draft Special Publication 800-63-2, Electronic Authentication Guideline for public review and comment. This recommendation provides technical guidelines for Federal agencies...

January 18, 2013

NIST anticipates the release of Special Publication 800-53, Revision 4, Security and Privacy Controls for Federal information Systems and Organizations (Final Public Draft) on Tuesday, February 5th. 

January 15, 2013
Federal Register Number: 2013-00724

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invites organizations to provide products and technical expertise to support and demonstrate security platforms for…

January 2, 2013
Federal Register Number: 2012-31525

The Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB) will meet Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - Friday, February 15, 2013. All sessions will be open to the public.

December 21, 2012

NIST announces the release of Special Publication 800-38F, Recommendation for Block Cipher Modes of Operation: Methods for Key Wrapping. This publication describes cryptographic methods for the protection of the...

December 21, 2012

NIST announces the public comment release of Draft Interagency Report (IR) 7904, Trusted Geolocation in the Cloud: Proof of Concept Implementation. This publication explains selected security challenges involving...

December 6, 2012

NIST Interagency Report (IR) 7298 Revision 2, NIST Glossary of Key Information Security Terms is the latest revision of the NIST Information Security Glossary and Information Assurance Glossary. 

November 30, 2012

NIST announces the release of NIST Interagency Report (NISTIR) 7817, A Credential Reliability and Revocation Model for Federated Identities. NISTIR 7817 describes and classifies the different types of identity...

November 16, 2012

NIST opened a public "SHA-3" competition in November 2007 to develop a new cryptographic hash algorithm. On October 2, 2012, NIST announced Keccak as the winner and the new SHA-3 algorithm.

November 16, 2012

NIST announces the completion of NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-133, Recommendation for Cryptographic Key Generation. It discusses the generation of the keys to be used with NIST-approved cryptographic...

November 13, 2012

This report (NISTIR 7878) describes measures of combinatorial coverage that can be used in evaluating the degree of t-way coverage of any test suite, regardless of whether it was initially constructed for ...

November 9, 2012

Links to keynote presentations on Emerging Risk Management and Cyber Security Strategies are available at

November 8, 2012

Status Update on NIST Special Publication 800-53, Revision 4, Security and Privacy Controls for Federal Information Systems and Organizations 

October 19, 2012
Federal Register Number: 2012-25826

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) invites interested U.S. companies to submit letters of interest in…

October 3, 2012

NIST announced KECCAK as the winner of the SHA-3 Cryptographic Hash Algorithm Competition and the new SHA-3 hash algorithm in a press release issued on October 2, 2012. KECCAK was designed by...

September 28, 2012

Draft NIST Interagency Report (IR) 7511 Revision 3, Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) Version 1.2 Validation Program Test Requirements, describes the requirements that must be met by products to achieve SCAP...

September 18, 2012

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announces the release of the final version of its updated risk assessment guideline, Special Publication 800-30, Revision 1, Guide for Conducting Risk...

September 18, 2012

NIST Interagency Report (IR) 7874, Guidelines for Access Control System Evaluation Metrics, has been released as final. This report provides Federal agencies with background information on access control (AC...

September 13, 2012

The Baltimore Information Systems Security Association Chapter would like to invite you to their Third Annual InfoSec Summit. We are holding the event at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST...

September 6, 2012

NIST announces the release of Draft Special Publication 800-88 Revision 1, Guidelines for Media Sanitization for public review and comment. SP 800-88 discussed methods, techniques and best practices for the...

September 5, 2012

NIST announces the public comment release of draft NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-40 Revision 3, Guide to Enterprise Patch Management Technologies. Patch management is the process for identifying, acquiring...

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