Cyber News

Iris Experts Group (IEG) Meeting 2021

4 weeks 1 day hence
The Iris Experts Group (IEG) will hold their annual meeting on Thursday June 17, 2021. The meeting will be virtual using the BlueJeans Meeting platform. The meeting is a full day meeting with breaks scattered through the day. The IEG is a forum for the discussion of technical questions of interest to US government(USG) agencies and their staff that are employing or may employ iris recognition to carry out their mission. Members include subject matter experts from USG agencies, academia and the commercial world. The meeting agenda is based on input from the members. The agendas of past meetings
Pauline Truong

Third PQC Standardization Conference

2 weeks 5 days hence
The NIST Post-Quantum Cryptography Standardization Process has entered the third phase, in which 7 third round finalists and eight alternate candidates are being considered for standardization. NIST plans to hold a third NIST PQC Standardization Conference in June 2021 to discuss various aspects of these candidates, and to obtain valuable feedback for the final selection(s). NIST will invite each submission team of the 15 finalists and alternates to give a short update on their algorithm. The conference will take place virtually. Call for Papers Submission deadline: April 23, 2021 Notification
Thelma A. Allen

Enhancing Software Supply Chain Security: Workshop and Call for Position Papers on Standards and Guidelines

2 weeks hence
On June 2-3, NIST will host a virtual workshop to enhance the security of the software supply chain and to fulfill the President’s Executive Order (EO) on improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity, issued on May 12, 2021. Among other things, Section 4 of that Executive Order (EO) directs the Secretary of Commerce, through NIST, to consult with federal agencies, the private sector, academia, and other stakeholders in identifying standards, tools, best practices, and other guidelines to enhance software supply chain security. Those standards and guidelines will be used by other agencies to govern the
Karen M. Startsman

How Apple Gave Chinese Government Access to iCloud Data and Censored Apps

9 hours 12 minutes ago
In July 2018, when Guizhou-Cloud Big Data (GCBD) agreed to a deal with state-owned telco China Telecom to move iCloud data belonging to Apple's China-based users to the latter's servers, the shift raised concerns that it could make user data vulnerable to state surveillance. Now, according to a deep-dive report from The New York Times, Apple's privacy and security concessions have "made it
Ravie Lakshmanan