National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
NIST to test federal ‘zero trust’ security architectures
Some agencies have elements of zero-trust frameworks in place, but NIST will explore the proper way to use them, according to its chief cybersecurity adviser.
Are agencies like Energy funding quantum technology wisely?
China is sitting on the encrypted data it exfiltrates, waiting for a quantum computer capable of cracking it. Post-quantum cryptography is one way to protect time-sensitive information, while some technologists are rooting for quantum key distribution.
Energy is using cyber risk assessments to make cloud decisions
The department has launched risk analysis initiatives at national labs, rather than waiting for the perfect metrics, to establish standards.
NIST defines zero trust architecture, releases use cases
Most agencies already have elements of zero trust and will operate within a hybrid architecture as legacy technology is modernized, according to NIST.
Does NIST’s draft Privacy Framework pave the way for better agency tech?
“I am extremely bullish on innovation in the area of digital identity and privacy with government agencies going forward," said one privacy expert.
Why does blockchain make people so mad?
The technology is a poster child for hype, shiny object syndrome and government tech solutionism.