02 Oct 2020

NIST Awards Millions in Innovation Funds for Projects on AI, Wildfire Forecasting—and Much More

A new wildfire forecast system promises to revolutionize the way we combat the natural disasters, tapping into high-performance computing assets to detect and predict the spread of the blaze in real-time. The technology also contains an advanced optical imaging system to determine the deformation of materials at high levels. These

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10 Jul 2020

NIST Aims to Tap Twitter API Data to Boost Public Emergency Response

The National Institute for Standards and Technology is reportedly aiming to tap into social media analytics to develop a more adequate public emergency response protocol. This strategic effort to advance research aims to enable public-safety entities to have the ability to use social media for emergency response. The NIST plans

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20 May 2020

NIST Wants Help Demonstrating Security Compliance in 5G

According to a recent announcement, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking organizations to participate in a collaborative effort to implement cybersecurity standards into 5G networking technology, aiming to eventually create a publication that outlines best practices. The NIST plans on publishing a notice later today, stating

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14 Oct 2019

Microsoft and NIST Team Up on Patching Guide

Microsoft and the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have joined forces in order to create a new guide to help enterprises streamline to challenging patch management process. The initiative follows close cooperation from Microsoft with other US partners, including the Center for Internet Security, the Department of

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01 Apr 2019

NIST’s Ron Ross on the state of cyber: ‘We literally are hemorrhaging critical information’

According to Ron Ross of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the US government is “literally […] hemorrhaging critical information about key programs” as a result of attacks by state-backed hackers from countries like China, Russia and Iran. Ross doesn’t believe that government revisions of security standards, such as

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