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NIST Scientist in Hall of Fame

NIST Scientist in Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Ron Ross, senior computer scientist and information security researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, for being named to the Information Systems Security Association's Hall of Fame for his leadership in the development of influential information security documents. This honor is the association's highest tribute.

According to the ISSA:

Dr. Ron Ross' leadership in the development of numerous influential information security documents and his management of the Federal Information Security Management Act Implementation Project has driven the federal government and many commercial organizations to focus on information security from a risk based perspective. He was the principal architect of the NIST Risk Management Framework that integrated the suite of FISMA security standards and guidelines into a comprehensive enterprise-wide information security program

Click here to hear an interview I conducted with Ross in which he explains the challenges federal agencies face in complying with FISMA, how NIST standards, if adopted, will help secure government IT and why no metric will fully assure systems will always be safe.

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Eric Chabrow

Eric Chabrow

Retired Executive Editor, GovInfoSecurity

Chabrow, who retired at the end of 2017, hosted and produced the semi-weekly podcast ISMG Security Report and oversaw ISMG's GovInfoSecurity and InfoRiskToday. He's a veteran multimedia journalist who has covered information technology, government and business.

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