Wireless industry warns of costs, other concerns from NIST cyber standards for defense contractors

By Rick Weber / August 23, 2019 at 4:48 PM
The wireless communications industry says the National Institute of Standards and Technology has likely underestimated the vast costs for contractors in implementing proposed changes for standards in protecting Defense Department data from foreign adversaries such as China and Russia. "NIST should reconsider its assessment of the costs of compliance with SP 800-171B, which will likely be substantial," says CTIA, the trade association for the wireless industry, in comments to NIST on its proposed update for Special Publication 800-171. "Uncertainty about...

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