A contract has been awarded for a multi-billion dollar dedicated public safety network, which is supposed to be up and running within five years. But coverage, reliability and security remain challenges for the ambitious project.
The North American Electric Reliability Corp., which oversees bulk power system in the U.S. and Canada, needs a better view of the grid’s cybersecurity posture as threats and vulnerabilities increase.
Rapidly evolving cybersecurity solutions can generate so many alerts that analysts and administrators can be overwhelmed. Standardizing, prioritizing and automating can make alerts manageable.
According to some Berkeley researchers, the reason for the federal government’s cybersecurity workforce problem is that talented IT types don’t want to work in Washington.
The Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) standard is being developed to support operational communications within and among vehicles. One security researcher says more thought needs to be given to securing DSRC and calls for an industry security framework.
Only two weeks remain to comment on the draft revision of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, a document that has been widely adopted since its release in 2014.
As recreational and medical use of marijuana becomes legal in more states, there is a growing demand for tools and technology to move the drug from bootleg to effective medication. A small Massachusetts company is helping meet that demand.
A wrongheaded approach to cybersecurity and hostility toward federal workers make it likely that government cybersecurity—already a high-risk challenge—will get worse before it gets better.
Federal cybersecurity has been in the GAO’s list of high-risk programs for 20 years, and there is no sign of its getting off any time soon. The biggest hurdle? It’s probably the workforce.
NIST scientists are helping to redefine the standard units of measure that we use to make sense of our universe. The changes are expected to be adopted in November 2018 by the General Conference on Weights and Measures and would go into effect in 2019 on May 20 – World Metrology Day, the anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of the Meter.