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Silent Circle: NIST encryption standards untrustworthy

The secure-communications company says it's moving away from the the US government agency's standards after reports of NSA tampering.

By September 30, 2013


McAfee, NIST partner to boost U.S. cyberdefenses

The partnership aims to bring more security experts together to boost the nation's infrastructure against cybercrime.

By April 15, 2013


US government releases draft cybersecurity framework

NIST comes out with its proposed cybersecurity standards, which outlines how private companies can protect themselves against hacks, cyberattacks, and security breaches.

By October 22, 2013


Time short to agree on smart-grid standards

The next phase of smart-grid standards is due to start next year but vendors pushing their own home networking options threatens to slow the process, says a NIST official.

By November 23, 2009


NIST conditionally endorses Microsoft's Open XML in upcoming vote

The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology rules that two document standards--ODF and OOXML--can co-exist.

By August 10, 2007


Are the feds the first to a common cloud definition?

A recent draft of a government standard definition of cloud computing from the NIST is surprisingly workable. Could it be that the feds beat the commercial sector to the punch on this one?

By May 10, 2009


Federal agencies ban Windows Vista

Concerns about compatibility and other issues move DOT and NIST to prohibit upgrades to Vista, Office 2007 and IE 7, for now anyway.

By March 13, 2007


NIST releases final security guidelines

Standards group document provides road map for federal agencies to bolster computer system security.

By February 28, 2005


HP server exec leaves for Linux firm

Penguin Computing plans to announce Monday that it has hired Pauline Nist, who long led HP's NonStop server group.

By January 13, 2006