Standards

Guidelines to Protect Sensitive Data

There is now a clearer, more straightforward guidance for protecting sensitive data contractors and organizations handle in their dealings with the federal government.

Hazard Communication Standard Updated

A final rule released from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) t updating the current Hazard Communication Standard to better protect workers by improving the amount and quality of information on labels and safety data sheets which could allow workers and first responders to react more quickly in an emergency.

NordVPN Joins Anti-Malware Standards Group

Cybersecurity provider, NordVPN, is becoming a member of the non-profit Anti-Malware Testing Standards Organization (AMTSO).

Cybersecurity Framework V 2.0 Releases

Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) version 2.0 is now available for all industry sectors and organization types, from the smallest schools and nonprofits to the largest agencies and corporations.

Standardizing Encryption to Halt Quantum Attacks

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) last year selected four algorithms designed to withstand attack by quantum computers.

NIST Updates Cybersecurity Framework

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) cybersecurity framework, one of the cornerstones to understanding, reducing and communicating about risk, is getting its first complete makeover since its release nearly a decade ago.

NEMA, ISA Partner on Cyber Standards Promotion

Two organizations inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to promote cybersecurity standards and practices for operation technology (OT) and industrial control systems (ICS), specifically the ISA/IEC 62443 series of standards.

SIA Gains ANSI Reaccreditation

The Security Industry Association (SIA) completed the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) reaccreditation process for its standards development program.

BSEE Revises Decommissioning Regulations

Revised regulations can now provide clarity and improve accountability in an effort to safely decommission outer continental shelf oil and gas infrastructure, federal officials said.

Algorithms to Protect Small Devices

A group of cryptographic algorithms called Ascon will help protect data generated by small devices.

Site Assessment Program for OT Cybersecurity

An all-new conformity assessment scheme for automation systems deployed at operating sites – a critical and long overdue addition to operational technology (OT) cybersecurity solutions is now in development.

Offshore Safety Standards Strengthened

A new proposed rule came into play to ensure offshore oil and gas operations on the Outer Continental Shelf are conducted with the utmost safety and oversight standards.

Prepare Now for Quantum Threats

A new post-quantum cryptographic standard will replace current public-key cryptography, which is vulnerable to quantum-based attacks.

Looking to Elevate Passwordless Sign-Ins

In a joint effort to make the web more secure and usable for all, Apple, Google and Microsoft plan to expand support for a common passwordless sign-in standard created by the FIDO Alliance and the World Wide Web Consortium, FIDO officials said Thursday.

Nuclear Consequence Assessment Code Updated

There was an update to the Maccs code to better aid the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the global nuclear industry in assessing the consequences of nuclear accidents.

Cybersecurity Framework, Supply Chain Guidance Update Sought

To keep pace with the always evolving cybersecurity landscape, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is planning to revise the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF).

Personal Identity Credential Standard Updated

To ensure federal employees have a broader set of modern options for accessing facilities and electronic resources, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) boosted the amount of acceptable types of credentials federal agencies can permit as official digital identity.

Work Group Takes On Supply Chain Security

Trusted Computing Group (TCG) created a new work group that will define how TCG technologies can end up implemented to address supply chain security challenges. Led by Microsoft, Intel, and Goldman Sachs, the work group will create guidance that define …

Pipeline Cybersecurity Standard Expanded

Underscoring the natural gas and oil industry’s effort to protect the United States’ critical infrastructure, the American Petroleum Institute (API) published its 3rd Edition of Standard 1164, Pipeline Control Systems Cybersecurity. In development sinc …

Industrial Cybersecurity Standards Update

By Eric CosmanIndustrial control systems (ICS) are found in many critical infrastructure domains and industries, such as chemicals, energy supply and distribution, and transportation. Protecting these systems from cybersecurity threats is essential in …

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