Tags National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

NIST is preparing guidance on how to share .zip files in a more secure way

by Shannon Vavra • 3 weeks ago

Just because you compressed hundreds of files into a single folder doesn't mean that's secure. And now Sen. Ron Wyden is worried.

Need more evidence that IoT security is a big deal? Here's what NIST has to say

by Shannon Vavra • 2 months ago

It will become more difficult to patch security vulnerabilities, hackers will have new avenues for cyberattacks, and the visibility into security incidents will only get murkier, the federal agency says in its IoT security guidlines.

How secure is that .zip file? One senator is urging NIST to weigh in

by Shannon Vavra • 2 months ago

“Many people incorrectly believe password-protected .zip files can protect sensitive data. Indeed, many password-protected .zip files can be easily broken with off-the-shelf hacking tools,” Sen. Ron Wyden writes in a letter to the federal agency.

Trump emphasizes federal cybersecurity workforce, education programs in new executive order

by Shannon Vavra • 4 months ago

The goal is to build a “superior cybersecurity workforce,” one senior Trump administration official said.

What actually happens when a company examines third-party risk

by Jeff Stone • 5 months ago

More than zero-days or machine learning, this is what CISOs are constantly measuring on a day-to-day basis.

Security ills of health care sector draw senator's attention

by Jeff Stone • 6 months ago

Hackers have haunted the industry for years, leveraging medical devices to steal valuable personal information or launch highly publicized ransomware attacks.

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