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

    … fraud, computer law, privacy, or cybersecurity law matters, including assistance with policies, prevention or recovery from a ransomware attack and cybersecurity insurance or insurance claims, contact attorney Jeffrey A. Franklin at Prince Law Offices. …

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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

    …) electronically? If your answer is yes to this question then you must: identify and assess risks, protect information, protect encryption, protect controls, protect information, detect penetration, detect testing, detect intrusion and have a response plan in place. 2) Do you transmit PII or firm sensitive information to a third party…

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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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