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Sep
10

Partnerships key to confronting cybersecurity challenges, say NSF and NIST officials

From: FierceGovernmentIT

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The National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Standards and Technology separately have contributed much to improve the cybersecurity of federal agencies and the nation as a whole, but officials at a recent hearing say the credit and responsibility are shared.

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“Why is the cybersecurity challenge so hard? In general, it’s hard because attacks and defenses evolve together: a system that was secure yesterday might no longer be secure tomorrow,” said Jeremy Epstein, lead program director for NSF’s secure and trustworthy cyberspace program.

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