Industry steps up on IoT cybersecurity — is it enough?
A consortium of some of the largest multinational corporations in the world has published a guide to help its members and other companies ensure cybersecurity as more and more industrial systems are connected to the internet.
NIST launches self-assessment tool for cybersecurity
The National Institute for Science and Technology has published a draft questionnaire that companies and other organizations can use to assess their cybersecurity "maturity" — a response, NIST says, to demand from the private sector.
New, stronger crypto standard lacks backward compatibility
The Internet Engineering Task Force is on the verge of approving a new standard for encrypted internet traffic that will make the web a safer place to shop, bank and browse — but which will also break a lot of old stuff.
Web consortium weighs work on blockchain standards
The World Wide Web Consortium, the non-profit whose members develop the interoperable standards that keep the Internet open and accessible, is looking at possible standards for blockchain — the technology underlying bitcoin and other digital currencies.
NIST scientists ‘nervous’ about lightweight crypto for IoT
Federal scientists at the National Institute for Standards and Technology are working on new cryptographic standards for the tiny computers embedded into car engines, lightbulbs and others devices connected to the web for the Internet of Things — but the process makes some of them uneasy.
Government scientists ask for comments on online privacy ‘cookbook’
Government scientists are seeking public comment on a technical white paper they’ve drawn up to help the private sector ensure that more secure logins for online accounts are also more private.