Tags National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

DHS memo: 'Significant' security risks presented by online voting

by Sean Lyngaas • 5 months ago

The advisory is perhaps the federal government’s sternest official warning yet against online voting.

Election commission hires cybersecurity expert to help states with 2020 infrastructure

by Sean Lyngaas • 7 months ago

Joshua Franklin has been working as an election security advocate for years, drawing attention to the issue at hacking conferences.

NSA-approved cybersecurity law and policy course now available online

by Shannon Vavra • 1 year ago

The course, which can be accessed through Penn State University, touches on international and domestic cybersecurity law, cyber risk and other technical details.

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

by Shannon Vavra • 1 year 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 • 1 year 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 • 1 year 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.

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