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.
An anonymous social media app, Duby, is building an online community for tokers who want to share what they are thinking and doing. The technology behind it is innovative and could be valuable to advertisers.
2016 was enough to make anyone doubt his ability to make accurate predictions. But I’m confident that 2017 will be worse.
NIST has produced a guide to producing software with fewer vulnerabilities. This is a necessary step to improving cybersecurity, but it will be a long time before our software infrastructure is reliable.
Predicting things is easy. Predicting them accurately is more difficult. Here’s how I did on my predictions for this year.
Online consumers say they want more security on their accounts, but they have to be prodded to adopt two-factor authentication.
NIST has revised its guidance to help small businesses establish cybersecurity programs. It is based on the Cybersecurity Framework, which has proved to be a versatile valuable document since its publication in 2014.
A lot of attention has been given lately to the security in the Internet of Things. Unfortunately, there is already a widely installed base of vulnerable hardware and software that is being exploited for attacks. Are we doomed to another losing game of catch-up?
Standards are being published for creating new private sector Information Sharing and Analysis Organizations. Will these ISAOs be the tools we need to improve the nation’s cybersecurity?
Despite years of rising concern over cybersecurity risk, the old conflict between operations and security remains the number one challenge for federal agency CISOs. Agencies must do a better job of building risk management into operational decisions.