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Our Analog Future: Experts Call for Preserving Copper, Pneumatic Systems as Hedge for Cyber Risk

In-brief: The U.S. should invest in equipment and talent to preserve legacy, analog infrastructure such as copper wire telecommunications networks and pneumatic pumps as a hedge against massively disruptive cyber attacks and other interruptions, two researchers with The MITRE Corporation argue in a recent opinion piece. 

MITRE Dangles $50K Prize For Spotting Rogue IoT Devices

In-brief: MITRE Corporation is offering a $50,000 prize for anyone who can develop a novel way for spotting changes to Internet of Things networks. 

Internet of Tattoos? NIST Workshop Plumbs Body Art Algorithms

In-brief: One in five adults in the U.S. sport body art, making tattoos a useful tool for identifying both criminals and their victims. A NIST workshop explored ways to use AI to better identify and catalog tatts. 

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MITRE Gets $29m For First Cybersecurity Center of Excellence

MITRE Corporation has been awarded $29 million from the U.S. Commerce Department for the nation’s first federally funded National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), according to a statement by the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (or NIST). The contract charges MITRE with the job of operating the federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) in the areas of research, development, engineering and technical support; operations management; and facilities management. This is the first FFRDC dedicated to enhancing the security of the nation’s information systems, NIST said.  The NCCoE was established in 2012 in partnership with NIST, the state of Maryland and Montgomery County, Md.  It brings together experts from industry, government and academia to develop  integrated cyber security solutions using existing, commercially available technology. “As the principal champion of the digital economy in the federal government, the Commerce Department is committed to defending our nation’s digital infrastructure from cyberattacks and helping American companies strengthen […]