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November 29, 2015  |  FierceGovernmentIT

As the year nears its close, the data breaches that came to light in the past 12 months remain top of mind. To help combat that cyber threat, the National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking comments on a new project that would help organizations prepare for and recover from data attacks.

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November 29, 2015  |  The A Register

The US National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) recently released a draft document called "Identity and Access Management for Electric Utilities," which was based on the NIST Cybersecurity Practice Guide. The proposals underscored the need for energy sector companies to do better and also displayed the state they are in through inference. Industry comment on the proposals from Lieberman Software Corporation can be found here.

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November 25, 2015  |  Yuma News Now

Washington, DC - Businesses face a near-constant threat of destructive malware, ransomware and malicious insider activities that can alter or destroy critical data. Even honest mistakes can alter data in ways that cause a significant loss to a company’s reputation, business operations and bottom line. To reduce this risk, organizations need to be able to recover quickly from a data integrity attack and trust the accuracy and precision of the recovered data.

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November 25, 2015  |  ExecutiveGov

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released a white paper that suggests various methods for companies to avoid and recover from a data integrity attack.

NIST said Tuesday its National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence produced the draft document with the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center and several technology vendors in an effort to help businesses protect their data from insider threats and malicious software.

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November 24, 2015  |  Inside Cybersecurity

The National Institute of Standards and Technology on Tuesday released a new draft white paper titled "Data Integrity: Reducing the impact of an attack," highlighting practices to prepare for and recover from cyber attacks that compromise data.

According to NIST, the guide outlines technical challenges of ensuring accurate and complete backup data when recovering from a cyber attack.

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November 23, 2015  |  FedScoop

A new project from the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence aims to help businesses protect their data after they’ve suffered an attack.

Outlined in a white paper released Tuesday, the NIST office partnered with the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center, known as FS-ISAC, to create case studies for how companies can prepare for and mitigate damage from various kinds of cyberattacks. The project will go on to explore methods for recovering operating systems, databases, user files, applications and system configurations.

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November 23, 2015  |  Inside Cybersecurity

The Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) announced Monday the availability of a guide for financial services entities that want to bolster their operational continuity and reduce risks associated with a destructive cyber attack.

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November 22, 2015  |  GCN

A survey this spring of 1,800 federal information security professionals revealed that the government’s security posture hasn’t improved over the past two years. So, what should the U.S. government do to tackle this problem head on?

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November 15, 2015  |  Inside Cybersecurity

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence in Rockville, MD, on Thursday hosts the next event in its speaker series, examining cybersecurity in retail and challenges with point of sale and payment technologies.

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November 08, 2015  |  iHealthBeat

The National Institute of Standards and Technology and the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence have released a guide to keeping personal information secure on workers' mobile devices...