The overall goal of the guidance is to achieve appropriate security assurance for multiple applications by efficiently verifying the claimed identity of individuals seeking physical access to federally controlled government facilities and electronic access to government information systems.
The United States Naval Academy is revising its core curriculum and will require midshipmen, beginning with the incoming freshman class entering Annapolis this summer, to take at least two cybersecurity courses during their four years at the school.
In today's world, where certain data must be let in so governments and businesses can realize their missions, firewalls must be able to see the content flowing through networks, NIST Computer Scientists Tim Grance and Murugiah Souppaya say.
"Today's risk management professionals really need to take a strategic view of managing risk to be relevant in achieving the organization's expected outcome," says Philip Alexander of Wells Fargo Bank.
This week's top news and views: New NIST guidance focuses on risk management; DHS seeks hundreds of millions of dollars for cybersecurity projects; and former New York State CISO Will Pelgrin on federal-state-local IT collaboration.