• Trusted identityNIST announces five grants to pilot Trusted Identity technologies

    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