'National emergency': Cyber attackers face new sanctions
April 01, 2015
A new executive order freezes the assets of foreign hackers believed to be involved in attacks against U.S. infrastructure and blocks their entry into the country.
David Stegon was a staff reporter for FedScoop and StateScoop from 2011-2014.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology released video of Tuesday’s opening of the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, a public-private collaboration for accelerating integration of computer security solutions.
NIST will partner with the State of Maryland and Montgomery County, Md., in creating the center.
NIST was given $10 million in appropriations to establish the partnership to operate the center. It will provide a state-of-the-art computing facility near NIST’s Gaithersburg, Md., campus, where researchers from NIST will work collaboratively with both users and vendors of cybersecurity products and services. The center will host multi-institutional, collaborative efforts that build on expertise from industry and government, the agency said.