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9442939895?profile=RESIZE_400xNew guidance from the National Institute of Standards and Technology spells out security measures for "critical software" used by federal agencies and minimum standards for testing its source code.  The best practices could be a model for the private sector as well.  NIST's release of best practices carries out a mandate in President Joe Biden's May executive order on cybersecurity, which, in part, called for agencies to address supply chain threats, such as that posed by the SolarWinds incident

9225423083?profile=RESIZE_400xThe National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published its definition of what "critical software" means for the U.S. federal government, as the standards agency begins fulfilling some of the requirements laid out in President Joe Biden's executive order on cybersecurity.

As part of Biden's executive order published on 12 May 2021, federal agencies are now required to reexamine their approach to cybersecurity, which includes developing new ways to evaluate the software that depar