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October 27, 2015  |  FedScoop

Large financial institutions often have similar issues to federal agencies when it comes to IT, including keeping track of what is hosted on or connected to an organization's network.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is trying to give those organizations a better way to tackle that problem, releasing a draft guide Tuesday that can help financial organizations manage their IT assets.

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October 22, 2015  |  FierceGovernmentIT

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is collaborating on two new projects that aim to foster the development of privacy-enhancing technologies. This work is part of the government's continued implementation of the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, or NSTIC, a visionary plan rolled out by the White House in April 2011.

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October 22, 2015  |  ExecutiveBiz

The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology has introduced a cybersecurity project that aims to identify methods to integrate commercial privacy protection technology and brokered identity management service offerings.

NIST said Thursday many organizations now allow customers to manage their online accounts through the use of third-party credentials and the agency believes the approach could drive user tracking activity.

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October 20, 2015  |  TDi Technologies

Over the last several months, TDi Technologies has been working closely with the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on a cybersecurity project for the energy sector.

As the country’s national lab for cybersecurity, the NCCoE brings together people from industry, technology companies, government agencies, and academia to collaborate on applied cybersecurity to address broad challenges of national importance.

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October 18, 2015  |  Bank Info Security

Building a strong platform to secure enterprise email systems is like piecing together a puzzle by joining existing technologies from various sources.

"The pieces are there, they're just not necessarily being effectively employed," says Curt Barker, cybersecurity standards and technology adviser at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, in an interview with Information Security Media Group.

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October 15, 2015  |  Federal News Radio

Email may be vital to the modern working world, but it's also a major target for hackers. Now, as part of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the National Institute of Standards and Technology is aiming to help better secure it. NIST recently published a draft guidance on better email security, which is now available for comment. Curt Barker is a guest researcher at NIST, specializing in cybersecurity.

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October 06, 2015  |  Inside Cybersecurity

The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence on Sept. 30, 2015, released this report to help organizations to secure and control access to information systems.

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October 06, 2015  |  ExecutiveGov

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has launched two new projects to address email security threats.

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence also wants organizations to demonstrate email security products that use commercial software in an effort to establish a cybersecurity practice guide.

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October 06, 2015  |  FierceGovernmentIT

The National Institute of Standards and Technology issued a draft publication late last month that will help federal enterprise email administrators, information security specialists and network managers better safeguard email.

A NIST public-private partnership, known as the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, will support the development of this guidance by asking industry to provide products and expertise to "demonstrate a secure, standards-based email system using commercially available software and other tools," according to the press release.

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October 06, 2015  |  FierceHealthIT

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) seeks collaborators on two projects to address email security concerns in healthcare and other industries.

In addition, the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence is looking for partners who can provide expertise and product knowledge for a project to demonstrate a secure email system, called Domain Name System Based Secured Email.