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US Cybersecurity Act of 2012 Defeated

August 3, 2012

A law requiring US companies to adhere to a minimum of cybersecurity standards will have to wait.

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New NIST Personal ID Verification Standards

August 2, 2012

The National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) is soliciting feedback on the latest draft of security guidance for Personal Identification Verification (PIV) cards.

Known as Publication FIPS 201-2, the PIV security guidelines will affect all federal employees and contractors who organizations require such compliance. The first publication was in 2005.

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New Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Guidelines

June 29, 2011

Last week the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) issued the final version of its Guide to Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Security (SP 800-82). The guide satisfies responsibilities assigned to NIST under the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA).

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Government Report Finds Smart Grid Security Inadequate

January 21, 2011

A new document from the U.S. Government Accountability Office--the auditing office of the U.S. Congress--assessing the current state of security of the rapidly deploying smart grid networks around the country finds that necessary built-in security features are often missing from the networks and the smart meters themselves.

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FINAL Federal Smart Grid Security Document Released

September 1, 2010

We've previously posted the in-progress drafts of the NIST Computer Security Division's smart grid security plan, Guidelines for Smart Grid Cyber Security. It has now been released for public viewing in its final version, which is available in three volumes:

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