Best Practices in Utility Cybersecurity Conference 2020

Monday, January 27, 2020

NCCoE’s Senior Cybersecurity Engineer Harry Perper will speak at the Protect Our Power’s Best Practices in Utility Cybersecurity Conference 2020 on Monday, January 27, 2020. Harry will be speaking broadly about the NCCoE’s portfolio of energy sector cybersecurity projects, and specifically about best practices in Identity and Access Management for the energy sector.

Distributech International

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 to Thursday, January 30, 2020

The NCCoE’s Jim McCarthy will speak at Distributech International on Distributed Energy Resource (DER) Cybersecurity: Investigating the Challenges of Securing IIoT and the NCCoE’s latest project on DER cybersecurity on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 beginning at 1:30 p.m. Distributech is the utility industry’s leading transmission and distribution conference and exhibition. 

2020 Winter Science of Security and Privacy Quarterly Meeting

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 to Thursday, January 16, 2020

NCCoE’s Alper Kerman and NIST’s Scott Rose will speak on Zero Trust 101: An Evolution in Enterprise Cybersecurity at the Cyber-Physical Systems Virtual Organization’s 2020 Winter Science of Security and Privacy Quarterly Meeting on Thursday, January 16, 2020. In this session, they will address the concepts and tenets of zero trust as outlined in NIST SP 800-207, Zero Trust Architecture, and the advantages and challenges that organizations face when adopting a zero trust architecture.

RSA Conference 2020

Monday, February 24, 2020 to Friday, February 28, 2020


Emerging Threats

Monday, February 24, 2020, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Moscone West

This full-day seminar will discuss topics of emerging threats such as ransomware, targeted attacks, emerging IoT threats and new aspects of social engineering and deep fake human manipulation. The NCCoE's Anne Townsend and Michael Ekstrom will discuss protecting data from ransomware and breaches. Learn more about this session and view the agenda.


How to Deploy Secure Technologies to Help Reduce Online Fraud

Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m., Moscone West

Join NCCoE's Bill Newhouse as he discusses how to protect e-commerce from cybersecurity attacks. These solutions are researched in the NCCoE's NIST Special Publication (SP) 1800-17, Multifactor Authentication for E-Commerce, which was finalized earlier this year. Learn more about this session.

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Practical Use of the MUD Specification to Support Access Control in the IoT

Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m., Moscone South

The demand for internet-connected “smart” home and small business devices is growing rapidly, but so too are concerns regarding the potential compromise of these devices. During this session, the NCCoE's Parisa Grayeli and Blaine Mulugeta will discuss example implementations of a Manufacturer Usage Description (MUD) solution for cybersecurity attacks on IoT devices. These solutions are based on the Internet Engineering Task Force's MUD RFC 8520, and are detailed in the NCCoE's NIST SP 1800-15, Securing Small-Business and Home Internet of Things (IoT) Devices: Mitigating Network-Based Attacks Using Manufacturer Usage Description (MUD). Learn more about this session.

Can't make it to the session? Check out our work with MUD.


Visit the NCCoE at the NIST Booth 2438/South Expo.


*More information will be added to this page as it is announced.

Privacy+Security Forum

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Join seasoned privacy and security leaders for rigorous sessions, workshops, and intensives at a conference that delivers practical takeaways for all participants.

The NCCoE Session - Data Confidentiality: Protecting Assets and Recovering from Data Breaches

Panel Members -  Anne Townsend, Katie Boeckl, Shane Witlatch, Sue Wang

Date -  Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Time - 2:30pm – 3:30pm

2019 ICS Cyber Security Conference

Monday, October 21, 2019 to Thursday, October 24, 2019

The NCCoE’s Jim McCarthy will speak at SecurityWeek’s ICS Cyber Security Conference on Distributed Energy Resource (DER) Cybersecurity: Investigating the Challenges of Securing IIoT on Tuesday, October 22, 2019. In this session, Jim will discuss how the NCCoE is gearing up to explore various scenarios in which information exchanges among commercial and utility DERs and electric distribution grid operations can be protected from cybersecurity compromises.

BITbyBIT User Conference

Thursday, September 26, 2019

NCCoE's Senior Cybersecurity Engineer Harry Perper will be a featured presenter at this year's BITbyBIT User Conference. 

The conference will cover topics such as:

  • How to better protect your organization from attackers
  • Ways to establish backup policies that limit exposure to attacks
  • About free cybersecurity resources from NIST & other organizations
  • How you can develop cybersecurity recruiting programs 

The BigBIG Conference

Thursday, September 12, 2019 to Saturday, September 14, 2019

NCCoE Senior Cybersecurity Engineer Harry Perper will be speaking at this year's BigBIG Conference.

The BigBIG is the industry leading, one-of-a-kind annual gathering of Taylor Business Group’s members to share best practices, learn from each other, interact with industry sponsors, and collaborate and network. BigBIG is different and not just a conference because it’s “for members, by members.”  Owners, their C-level executives, and managers find immense value in the event because they learn about proven efficiencies and best practices that are tied back to results and growth.

Just some of the workshop topics presented by TBG members include:

  • Best Practices and Insight for Turning your MSP Business Around
  • Leveraging Built-In Dashboards with AutoTask
  • Business Intelligence to Affect Net Operating Income
  • Buyer’s Guide to Sub $1.5 Million MSP Acquisition
  • Recruitment, Development, and Retention of Technical Resources
  • Compliancy and the Business Opportunity for MSP’s

IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting

Sunday, August 4, 2019 to Thursday, August 8, 2019

NCCoE Cybersecurity Engineer Don Faatz will speak on a panel as part of the IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting’s Cyber-Physical Situational Awareness for the Power Grid session at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 7, 2019. Don will share practical cybersecurity guidance from NIST SP 1800-7 “Situational Awareness for Electric Utilities” along with other NCCoE energy sector project work.