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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.

Time to stand up and be counted

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.

NIST releases draft of cybersecurity framework for critical infrastructure

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.

NSA revelations undermine confidence in encryption

Revelations that the National Security Agency intentionally weakened encryption in order to gain access to encrypted data have undermined confidence in international encryption standards.

NIST revises digital signature standard

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.

Senate tries again on cybersecurity bill

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.