The NCCoE accelerates businesses' adoption of standards-based, advanced security technologies. We:

  • consult with IT security professionals and other leaders to identify their most pressing cybersecurity issues

  • generate detailed technical descriptions of the problems and map the desired solution to NIST and industry standards and best practices

  • seek comments from the public to make the problem descriptions as broadly applicable as possible

  • invite technology vendors to collaborate with us: their standards-based products are modules in the end-to-end example solutions we build in our labs

Each project results in a freely available NIST Cybersecurity Practice Guide (Special Publication series 1800), which includes information and instructions organizations can use to implement an example solution for themselves. Organizations that want to adopt similar solutions can use products from our collaborating vendors, or products with similar characteristics that fit their budgets and IT infrastructure.


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  • Advance cybersecurity

A secure cyber infrastructure that inspires technological innovation and fosters economic growth.

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  • Accelerate adoption of secure technologies

Collaborate with innovators to provide real-world, standards-based cybersecurity capabilities that address business needs.

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  • Provide practical cybersecurity

Help people secure their data and digital infrastructure by equipping them with practical ways to implement cost-effective, repeatable, and scalable cybersecurity solutions.

  • Increase rate of adoption

Enable companies to rapidly adopt commercially available cybersecurity technologies by reducing their total cost of ownership.

  • Accelerate effective innovation

Empower innovators to creatively address businesses’ most pressing cybersecurity challenges in a state-of-the-art, collaborative environment.