January 26, 2021
The Editor Reports
House bill requiring cyber audits by NIST could overhaul agency's role
Having the National Institute of Standards and Technology audit other federal agencies' cybersecurity practices is not a matter of NIST “stepping up” its game, as House Science Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) said this week – rather it would be a matter of dramatically redefining NIST's role and relationship with other federal entities.
The Science panel's bill – which Smith insisted is within the committee's jurisdiction – would require an audit of federal agencies' cybersecurity practices by the National Institute of...