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Iris scans gets a thumbs up from US Gov NIST; Welcome to the party 10 years late.

A new report by biometric researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) uses data from thousands of frequent travelers enrolled in an iris recognition program to determine that no consistent change occurs in the distinguishing texture of their irises for at least a decade. These findings inform identity program administrators on how…

How new cybersecurity rules bedevil electric industry

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is contemplating a new cybersecurity framework for all critical infrastructure industries, including the electric industry, the question remains for the electric industry: how is this supposed to work? The first mandatory NERC CIP standards were proposed in 2006, and FERC is now considering Version 5. How new cybersecurity…

NIST seeks input on cybersecurity framework – CSO Online – Security and Risk

Mandated by an Executive Order (EO) issued by President Obama on February 12, 2013, the NIST-developed framework represents the first time the federal government has sought to prescribe a wide-ranging approach to protecting critical cyber assets, a tough task that has been characterized by Department of Homeland Security Secretary (DHS) Janet Napolitano as an “experiment.” The…

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The Potential Effect of Executive Order 13636 on Cybersecurity Insurance Coverage

Executive Order 13636 has far reaching effects across both public and private sector business. Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (the “Cybersecurity Order”), establishing a voluntary set of security standards for critical infrastructure industries.4 Among other things, the Order directs the Executive Branch to increase the volume, timeliness and quality of cyber threat information sharing, which should result in further developing a…


NIST readies new standards for biometric ID cards

Federal agencies looking to incorporate iris recognition authentication add-on capabilities to their Personal Identity Verification cards will soon get some expert help from the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

In July, NIST is set to release a key biometric reference that federal and federal contractors can use to develop identification cards under the Federal Information Processing Standard 201 (FIPS-201), Personal Identity Verification.


NIST readies new standards for biometric ID cards — FCW.

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