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NIST panel finds that NSA influence over NIST weakened crypto standards

There’s an interesting article in Computerworld about the report of a blue-ribbon panel of the NIST looking into allegations in the Snowden documents that a key cryptography standard was weakened by the inclusion, at the NSA’s behest, of a weak pseudo-random number generator. 394 more words


The risk to Industrial Control Systems and SCADA is believed to have substantially increased

In a Unisys sponsored Ponemon survey of 599 Global IT and IT security executives across 13 countries, IT practitioners whose job involves securing or overseeing the security of their organisation’s information systems or IT infrastructure were permitted to complete the survey. 322 more words

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Net-zero energy test home ends first year with leftover energy

Braving a harsh winter with snow-covered solar panels, a net-zero energy home in Washington DC has come up trumps in a year-long study of its energy harvesting capabilities.

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Net Zero-Energy Homes And My Future Living

I missed this news when it was released last week, but stumbled upon it thanks to mention of it at CauseScience. July 1 marked the one-year anniversary of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) net zero-energy test house, which ended up performing better than expected and created a surplus of energy, despite this recent rough, awful, no-good, rotten winter. 821 more words


1 year anniversary of zero net energy house!

Talk about sustainable… the net-zero test house developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is not only celebrating it’s 1st birthday, but it has also exceeded expectations when it comes to sustainable energy… 78 more words