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Latest OMB Memo Doubles Down on Flawed NIST Critical Software Standards

ByInfoSecurity Group Oct 8, 2021 5:25:00 PM

An August memo from the White House represents another missed opportunity for transformational change in cybersecurity. The memo from the interim director of the office of management and budget was sent to the heads of all executive departments and agencies. In a nutshell, the memo directs all agencies to implement the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) guidelines in July — and that is precisely the problem. These guidelines fall short in recognizing the breadth of modern software and how applications are developed in large federal agencies and global enterprises.

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