The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced more than $7 million in grants to five organizations to fund pilot projects as part of the government’s National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) initiative. The NSTIC initiative is a collaborative effort among the private sector, advocacy groups and public-sector agencies to support technologies that enable individuals and organizations to use secure, efficient, convenient and interoperable identity credentials to access online services in a way that promotes confidence, privacy, choice and innovation.
CybersecurityDell warns of hardware trojan
Computer maker Dell is warning that some of its server motherboards have been delivered to customers carrying an unwanted extra: computer malware; it could be confirmation that the “hardware trojans” long posited by some security experts are indeed a real threat; the Pentagon is spending millions on research designed to ensure it can trust the microchips in critical systems, especially those made outside the United States
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