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Virtual machines can go rogue, warns NIST

Virtual machines can go rogue because of misconfiguration of the hypervisor or malicious device drivers and be used to launch attacks against the network, warns the national Institute of Standards and Technology in a draft security guidance.

NIST awards MITRE up to $5B to support cybersecurity center

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has awarded defense contractor MITRE an initial $29 million contract to support the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, set up in cooperation with Maryland to assist private sector firms with cybersecurity. The contract could be worth up to $5 billion over a 25-year period.

NIST wants your feedback on its cybersecurity framework

The National Institute of Standards and Technology, or NIST, wants feedback from U.S. industry about how its voluntary cybersecurity framework for critical infrastructure published earlier this year is working.

NIST group to NSA: Keep your hands off our encryption

An advisory group set up the National Institute for Standards and Technology to examine revelations about the National Security Agency's involvement in the NIST encryption process is warning that NIST must be able to reject NSA "advice" about cryptography "when warranted."

The NIST Framework: Cybersecurity's best line of defense

Joseph M. Barton outlines why the NIST Framework is an excellent foundation upon which any organization can build its information security program.

Spotlight: NIST offers free mobile app vetting tool

The National Institute of Standards and Technology released this week a free mobile app management vetting tool called AppVet.

Spotlight: NIST wants public input on encryption standards process

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.

NIST unveils final version of cybersecurity framework for critical infrastructure

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.

Mobile financial apps fuel demand for hardware security for mobile devices

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 spurring 29.4 percent CAGR in smart grid cybersecurity market, says TechNavio

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.