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June 11, 2021  |  The Washington Post

The time has come for government to mandate that companies vital to U.S. national and economic security meet basic cybersecurity standards, according to a vast majority of cybersecurity experts. 

That assessment from 86 percent of the Cybersecurity 202 Network comes as the government reels from the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack, which disrupted gasoline sales and prompted panic buying in the southeastern United States, and the JBS ransomware attack that raised fears of a meat shortage. 

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June 08, 2021  |  Los Alamos Daily Post

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) has released a new draft report, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Interagency or Internal Report (NISTIR) 8334, Using Mobile Device Biometrics for Authenticating First Responders.

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June 07, 2021  |  ExecutiveGov

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) asks industry to comment on a draft project description that discusses security against quantum computer-based cyber attacks.

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May 24, 2021  |  ExecutiveGov

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has introduced a project that aims to present approaches to trusted network-layer onboarding processes and lifecycle management of internet of things (IoT) devices.

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May 24, 2021  |  ExecutiveGov

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) has drafted a document on data classification practices and asks the public for input.

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May 19, 2021  |  Federal News Network

Feds will eventually travel again on business. And when they do, their personal data will end up in property management systems. The systems hotels use to manage and book space. Turns out these systems are vulnerable to hackers seeing personal information. Now the National Institute of Standards and Technology has released results of focused work with the industry to help the situation. Joining Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more, National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence engineer Bill Newhouse.

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May 18, 2021  |  JD Supra

On May 12, 2021, President Biden issued Executive Order No. 14028, entitled “Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity”, setting out new and enhanced cybersecurity standards for federal government agencies and the commercial software products utilized by them. The Biden administration’s order comes in the wake of increasingly damaging and sophisticated cyber-attacks on American companies and infrastructure.

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May 17, 2021  |  Nextgov

One primary consideration should drive implementation: who gets to see what content? 

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May 14, 2021  |  Mirage News

Used in cyberattacks that can paralyze organizations, ransomware is malicious software that encrypts a computer system’s data and demands payment to restore access. To help organizations protect against ransomware attacks and recover from them if they happen, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published an infographic offering a series of simple tips and tactics.

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May 12, 2021  |  Tripwire

In 2019, the hospitality industry suffered 13 percent of all data breaches, ranking third highest among targeted industries. It was two years later when NIST released SP 1800-27: Securing Property Management Systems to help hoteliers secure their Property Management Systems (PMS) and associated patron data. The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at NIST collaborated with cybersecurity solutions providers and the hospitality business community to create a zero-trust example implementation framework under which a PMS and related systems could be secured using existing off-the-shelf and open-source solutions.