In the aftermath of media reports that the National Security Agency cracked much of the online encryption used to protect data, the National Institute for Standards and Technology, or NIST, is undertaking a review of its process for developing encryption standards.
After a year of work that included a series of workshops with private sector representatives, the National Institute of Standards and Technology released on Wednesday the final version of its cybersecurity framework for critical infrastructure.
Without hardware security for mobile devices, apps for mobile commerce, mobile money and mobile wallets will have "difficulty getting off the ground and finding adoption by credit card providers," judges ABI Research.
Increasing cyber threats are fueling growth in the smart grid cybersecurity market, which is forecast by TechNavio to increase at a 29.4 percent compound annual growth rate through 2016.
I encourage the private sector to attend the NIST workshop next week and participate fully in the process of developing its cybersecurity framework for critical infrastructure. It will serve not only as a security guideline for critical infrastructure firms, but also as a model for all industries.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology, tasked by President Obama to develop a cybersecurity framework for privately-owned critical infrastructure, released a draft of the framework this week.
Revelations that the National Security Agency intentionally weakened encryption in order to gain access to encrypted data have undermined confidence in international encryption standards.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology released this week an updated digital signature standard, which is used to ensure the integrity of an electronic document and the identity of the signer.
The U.S. Senate is again poised to tackle cybersecurity legislation, but this time it is expected to be more limited in scope after Democrats failed in their attempts to overcome Republican and industry opposition to comprehensive cybersecurity legislation in the last session of Congress.
The National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) has released an initial analysis of private sector comments on President Obama's cybersecurity executive order issued in February.