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Federal Cybersecurity and Privacy Professionals Forum
The Federal Cybersecurity and Privacy Professionals Forum is an informal group sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to promote the sharing of cybersecurity and privacy knowledge, best practices, and resources among U.S. federal, state, and local government, and higher education organizations.  The Federal Cybersecurity and Privacy Professionals Forum ("the Forum") maintains an extensive email list, and holds quarterly meetings - including an annual 2-day...
Human-Centered Cybersecurity
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Human-Centered Cybersecurity program seeks to "champion the human in cybersecurity" by conducting interdisciplinary research to better understand and improve people’s interactions with cybersecurity systems, products, processes, and services.                  Research Areas                    
Multi-Cloud Security Public Working Group MCSPWG
Cloud computing has become the core accelerator of the US Government's digital business transformation. NIST is establishing a Multi-Cloud Security Public Working Group (MCSPWG) to research best practices for securing complex cloud solutions involving multiple service providers and multiple clouds.   The White House Executive Order on Improving the Nation's Cybersecurity highlights that “the Federal Government needs to make bold changes and significant investments in order to defend the vital...
NIST Risk Management Framework RMF
Recent Updates April 10, 2024: NIST releases introductory courses for SP 800-53, SP 800-53A, and SP 800-53B. Each 45-60 minute course provides a high-level overview of the SP 800-53 controls, SP 800-53A assessment procedures, and SP 800-53B control baselines. January 31, 2024: NIST seeks to update and improve the guidance in SP 800-60, Guide for Mapping Types of Information and Information Systems to Security Categories. Specifically, NIST seeks feedback on its current use, proposed...
Pairing-Based Cryptography
Recently, what are known as “pairings” on elliptic curves have been a very active area of research in cryptography. A pairing is a function that maps a pair of points on an elliptic curve into a finite field. Their unique properties have enabled many new cryptographic protocols that had not previously been feasible. In particular, identity-based encryption (IBE) is a pairing-based scheme that has received considerable attention. IBE uses some form of a person (or entity’s) identification to...
Privacy Engineering
[Redirect to https://www.nist.gov/itl/applied-cybersecurity/privacy-engineering] The NIST Privacy Engineering Program’s (PEP) mission is to support the development of trustworthy information systems by applying measurement science and system engineering principles to the creation of frameworks, risk models, guidance, tools, and standards that protect privacy and, by extension, civil liberties.
Privacy Framework
[Redirect to https://www.nist.gov/privacy-framework] The NIST Privacy Framework is a voluntary tool developed in collaboration with stakeholders intended to help organizations identify and manage privacy risk to build innovative products and services while protecting individuals’ privacy.
Privacy-Enhancing Cryptography PEC
The PEC project in the Cryptographic Technology Group (CTG), Computer Security Division (CSD) at NIST accompanies the progress of emerging technologies in the area of privacy-enhancing cryptography (PEC). News: WPEC 2024: NIST Workshop on Privacy-Enhancing Cryptography (Sept 24–26 @ Virtual). Quick links: Free Registration (ZoomGov Event); Call for Talks (PDF file); Submission Form (PDF file). The PEC project seeks to promote the development of reference material that can contribute to a...
Secure Federated Data Sharing SFDS
Secure Federated Data Sharing (SFDS) is a standards-based approach to facilitate the sharing of data through access control. The ability to share data among collaborating organizations is highly desirable, however, challenges persist regarding interoperability and security in the exchange of resources among organizations. Data can be from different systems, in different formats, organized under different schemas, and protected under different access control policies. SFDS solves both the...