Ron Ross

  • Funding boost gives DHS a head start in 2013 to fight cyber threats

    The agency plans to release solicitations to help agencies implement sensors to detect threats, followed by industry-provided services to analyze them. Congress approved $183 million to begin in 2013 to help get continuous monitoring off the ground more quickly.

  • National Cyber Security Hall of Fame names first dozen nominees

    Nominees include former White House cybersecurity czar Howard Schmidt, NIST expert Ron Ross and the late government computer security pioneer Lynn McNulty.

  • Agencies struggle to grasp mobile cybersecurity

    NIST, DHS experts say protecting smartphones and tablets shouldn’t be any different than securing typical desktop or laptop computers. DHS will release mobile security reference architecture to help agencies understand common concepts. NIST is updating security control guide with 250 new requirements, including mobile controls.

  • NIST, GSA setting up cloud validation process

    The goal is for independent third party companies to affirm commercial cloud providers meet the FedRAMP cybersecurity requirements. The agencies will model its approach after the one used to accredit vendors to provide products and services under HSPD-12. FedRAMP will not be ready until the fall.

  • NIST raises cybersecurity to a holistic level

    NIST has updated its Cybersecurity Recommendations for Government. Learn how your agency will be able to better manage information security risks from project leader for FISMA implementation, Ron Ross.

  • NIST calls for new ways to manage IT security risks

    National Institute of Standards and Technology guidelines are out. NIST’s Rob Ross explains the new standards.

  • Cybersecurity takes two steps forward

    This week host Tom Temin talks with Ron Ross of NIST and Nicole Dean, deputy director of the National Cyber Security Division. November 25, 2010 (Encore Presentation)

  • Cybersecurity takes two steps forward

    This week host Tom Temin talks with Ron Ross of NIST and Nicole Dean, deputy director of the National Cyber Security Division. September 16, 2010

  • NIST recommends new approach to cybersecurity

    Ron Ross of the National Institute of Standards and Technology tells Federal News Radio’s Jason Miller that NIST and other agencies are working together to develop more comprehensive risk management plans. NIST and OMB are set to release documents in the coming months.

  • NIST recommends new approach to cybersecurity

    Ron Ross of the National Institute of Standards and Technology tells Federal News Radio’s Jason Miller that NIST and other agencies are working together to develop more comprehensive risk management plans. NIST and OMB are set to release documents in the coming months.