NIST Update Looks To Plug Feds' Cybersecurity Holes

Law360, New York (February 8, 2013, 10:24 PM EST) -- The National Institute of Standards and Technology on Wednesday published its final public draft of new data security and privacy controls for federal agencies, adding guidance for handling insider threats, risks in supply contracts as well as mobile and cloud computing technologies.

Under the Federal Information Security Management Act, the Office of Management and Budget and NIST take the lead in setting minimum security requirements used across the federal government, such as giving tips for secure passwords or requiring physical security for sensitive computer systems. The...
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