Nist

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), known between 1901 and 1988 as the National Bureau of Standards (NBS), is a measurement standards laboratory, also known as a National Metrological Institute (NMI), which is a non-regulatory agency of the United States Department of Commerce. The institute's official mission is to:Promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life.NIST had an operating budget for fiscal year 2007 (October 1, 2006-September 30, 2007) of about $843.3 million.
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    • Blockchain Technology Overview

      When and if to use blockchain Aiming to clarify blockchain, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently released an introduction to blockchain, which underpins Bitcoin and other digital currencies. Credit: K. Irvine/NIST/Shutterstock Cryptocurrencies and the underlying blockchain technology that enables them are now a common topic of conversation.

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  • Cybersecurity Strengthened with Executive Order

    … STRENGTHENING THE CYBERSECURITY OF FEDERAL NETWORKS AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE President Donald Trump on May 11, 2017 signed an executive order (EO) on cybersecurity that requires agency heads to enhance the security of their networks, systems, and data, as well as requires their adoption of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s…

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  • New NIST Guide Helps Small Businesses Improve Cybersecurity

    … NIST provides guidance to help small businesses secure their data and information in the new publication, Small Business Information Security: The Fundamentals. Small-business owners may think that they are too small to be victims of cyber hackers, but Pat Toth knows otherwise. Toth leads outreach efforts to small businesses…

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  • FINRA Provides Cybersecurity Checklist to Small Firms

    … a compromise occurs and implement a plan to recover lost, stolen or unavailable assets.” This checklist is primarily derived from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework and FINRA’s Report on Cybersecurity Practices. Cybersecuirty should be taken seriously by financial organizations because it protects…

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  • FTC takes on toothless encryption claims for dental practice software

    … and passwords, insurance providers, and details about diagnoses and prescriptions. The security of patient data is of particular concern to dentists and other healthcare providers because of their obligations under HIPAA. To help them meet those requirements, HHS cites guidance from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), which…

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