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CISOs discuss cybersecurity in the COVID-19 environment

A digital panel discussion sponsored by MIT’s Sloan CIO Digital Learning Series covered a range of topics from protecting remote workers to phishing to how to manage risk. Image: vicky_81, Getty Images/iStockphoto More about cybersecurity CISOs are asked how secure their organization is against cyberattacks. Instead of trying to determine . . . Read more

NIST Announces Funding for 2020 Standards Curricula Development Program

Please note the application deadline for this year’s Standards Services Curricula Development Cooperative Agreement Program has been extended from June 15 to June 24. In addition, the page limit for the Technical Proposal has been increased. Visit grants.gov to review the amendment to the funding opportunity at https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=326352.  4/30/2020 The . . . Read more

NIST to Digital Forensics Experts: Show Us What You Got

Credit: N. Hanacek/NIST In forensic science, researchers use black box studies to measure the reliability of methods that rely mainly on human judgment, as opposed to methods that rely on laboratory instruments. In digital forensics, experts turn data from digital devices into information that can help an investigation. Digital forensics . . . Read more

Now Available: FY19 DOC Technology Transfer Report

The Technology Partnerships Office at NIST presents the “Annual Report on Technology Transfer: Approach and Plans, Fiscal Year 2019 Activities and Achievements.” This report goes in-depth into the Department of Commerce’s (DOC) federal technology transfer (T2) activities and achievements that have occurred throughout the last year. The report goes into . . . Read more

NIST Awards $8.9 Million to Fund High-Impact Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Projects to Battle COVID-19

GAITHERSBURG, Md. — The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded $8.9 million for high-impact biopharmaceutical manufacturing projects to support the nation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act signed by President Donald Trump in . . . Read more

Major Flaws Open the Edge to Attack

Attackers are using critical exploits for flaws in VPN appliances, app-delivery services, and other network-edge hardware and software to punch through corporate perimeters. What can companies do? The perimeter is under attack. Over the past eight months, easily exploitable vulnerabilities have plagued perimeter-facing infrastructure, from in-the-wild exploits against a critical . . . Read more

8 Signs of a Smartphone Hack

A rapidly dwindling battery life or sudden spike in data usage could indicate your iOS or Android device has been compromised. 1 of 9 (Image: iHaMoo — stock.adobe.com) The more we depend on smartphones, the more attractive an attack vector they become. Android and iOS and devices have become common . . . Read more