Workshop

2018 PSCR Public Safety Broadband Stakeholder Meeting

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 to Friday, June 8, 2018

NCCoE Lead Engineer, Bill Fisher, will participate on a panel entitled Security of the Future Public Safety Broadband Network at the 2018 PSCR Public Safety Broadband Stakeholder Meeting. 

This year’s meeting will take place June 5-8, 2018, at the San Diego Convention Center and will feature concurrent conference tracks. The final stages of a PSCR live challenge will culminate at the conference and winners will be announced and showcased on the final day!

The meeting will include:

  • Presentations on the progress of key research and development projects that are critical to advancing public safety communications
  • Updates from 2017 Grant Recipients
  • New Grantee Posters
  • Capability demonstrations from PSCR investigators
  • and... much more!

Mr. Fisher's panel will present on Thursday June 7th at 3pm and will include John Beltz of NIST PSCR, Sheila Frankel of NIST ITL, and Don Harriss of NIST PSCR.

Industrial IoT Energy Forum

Friday, February 9, 2018

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is one of the main technology drivers behind new applications in the Energy Industry. However, integration of different technologies, processes, business, social, and regulation realms presents complicated security, privacy & interoperability challenges which must be addressed as IIoT technologies develop. The Industrial Internet Consortium is bringing together global energy leaders to discuss requirements, gaps and opportunities for leveraging the data that is building up within and around our energy systems, and to use that data to increase production and decrease costs. The IIoT Energy Forum will highlight the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and NIST’s activities in the Energy sector – shining a spotlight on smart grids, industrial analytics, security, and other emerging technologies and applications in energy.  

Enhancing Resilience of the Internet and Communications Ecosystem (Second Workshop)

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 to Thursday, March 1, 2018

This workshop at the NCCoE will discuss substantive public comments, including open issues, on a draft report about actions to address automated and distributed threats to the digital ecosystem as part of the activity directed by Executive Order 13800, “Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure.”  In this workshop, the Departments of Commerce and Homeland Security seek to engage all interested stakeholders—including private industry, academia, civil society, and other security experts—on this draft report, its characterization of the threat landscape, the goals laid out, and the actions to further these goals. The draft report was published January 5, 2018 and is available at A Report to the President on Enhancing the Resilience of the Internet and Communications Ecosystem Against Botnets and Other Automated, Distributed Threats.

This report builds on the July 2017 Workshop on on Enhancing Resilience of the Internet and Communications Ecosystem. The proceedings of this workshop were published as NISTIR 8192, "Enhancing Resilience of the Internet and Communications Ecosystem: A NIST Workshop Proceedings."

National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week Kick Off

Monday, November 13, 2017

The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) will host an event at the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) to officially launch the first Annual National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week to inspire and promote awareness and exploration of cybersecurity careers for children through adults. National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week takes place during November’s National Career Development Month, and each day of the week-long celebration will provide opportunities to learn about the contributions, innovations, and opportunities that can be found by exploring cybersecurity as a field of study or career choice.

Join us on Monday, November 13th from 10am to noon, to help kick off this exciting week! Attendees will hear from experts on how the cybersecurity community can effectively reach and encourage more students to consider a future career in cybersecurity, and how to utilize career development strategies for college graduates seeking to land their first cybersecurity position or current workers transitioning into this exciting field!

National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week 2017

Monday, November 13, 2017

The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) will host an event at the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) to officially launch the first Annual National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week to inspire and promote awareness and exploration of cybersecurity careers for children through adults. 
 

Attendees will hear from experts on how the cybersecurity community can effectively reach and encourage more students to consider a future career in cybersecurity, and how to utilize career development strategies for college graduates seeking to land their first cybersecurity position or current workers transitioning into this exciting field!

Enhancing Resilience of the Internet and Communications Ecosystem

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 to Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The purpose of this workshop is to explore a range of current and emerging solutions to enhance the resilience of the Internet against automated distributed threats, such as botnets. Deployment of these solutions will depend upon the ability and willingness of various parties to take action.  Depending upon the specific solution, actions may be required by infrastructure providers, device manufacturers, system and network owners, research community, government, and/or standards developers. By exploring the solution space with a broad cross-section of participants, NIST hopes to identify promising avenues for all parties to enhance the resilience of the Internet.

NIST will produce a workshop proceedings document that summarizes the session discussions, captures findings, and identifies opportunities for next steps. Outputs of this workshop will also serve as input to implementation activities related to Executive Order 13800, Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure.

GSA's 3rd Annual Enterprise Mobility Program Workshop and Showcase

Thursday, May 11, 2017

NCCoE security engineer, Joshua Franklin, will be speaking at the GSA's 3rd Annual Enterprise Mobility Program Workshop and Showcase on his work in mobile security. Joshua's work includes managing the NCCoE's Mobile Device Security projects, producing and publishing the Mobile Threat Catalogue, and supporting the recent Department of Homeland Security's Study on Mobile Device Security.

Cybersecurity Framework Workshop 2017

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 to Wednesday, May 17, 2017

This workshop will offer participants the opportunity to: 

  • Share and learn about Cybersecurity Framework users’ experiences that will help others in making effective use of the Framework,
  • Discuss and share their views about proposed updates to the Framework to assist NIST in finalizing Version 1.1 later in 2017, and
  • Learn about new Framework-related policy issues and the progress of others' technical work.

It will include multiple plenary sessions as well as concurrent breakout sessions. There will be ample opportunity for networking. The current agenda is available here

The Framework has been available and used by many organizations across the nation’s critical infrastructure and other sectors since February 2014 when it was published. It also is being used in other countries. This workshop is designed for people who already have a foundational knowledge of Framework.  NIST recommends that registrants visit the Framework’s web page and the Framework Overview webcast  to gain foundational knowledge before the workshop.

Among other information, visitors to that web page will find videos on two webcasts held on March 1 that introduce and review the Framework and describe in detail the proposed changes. 

Food:
This is a non-fee conference. Attendees will be able to purchase their own food and drinks using the NIST dining services or nearby restaurants.

NCCoE Workshop: Derived PIV Credentials

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The NCCoE is currently working on a project which aims to explore and implement commercial off-the-shelf solutions that demonstrate derived PIV credential issuance, lifecycle management, and usage. On October 12, 2016, the NCCOE will host a workshop to present the current direction of the Derived PIV Credentials project (including a high level architecture and current technology partners) and to understand stakeholders’ implementations, challenges, and desired usage.

 

Pre-Workshop: Maritime and Oil & Natural Gas Open Session

Monday, April 4, 2016

In coordination with the upcoming National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework Workshop 2016, the NCCoE invites interested members of the maritime and oil & natural gas industries to identify and prioritize hard cybersecurity challenges that can be addressed jointly by the NCCoE and industry.

This NCCoE-facilitated Open Session will begin with a quick overview of the NCCoE's Use Case & Building Block identification process. We will then conduct a facilitated discussion identifying and prioritizing potential cybersecurity Use Case challenge statements to solve with technology partners in our labs. As part of the session, the NCCoE will share some candidate use cases identified during its work with the maritime and oil & natural gas industry to develop a Cybersecurity Framework Profile.

Details
Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (optional follow-on discussion 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Location: NCCoE, 9700 Great Seneca Highway, Rockville, MD 20850

Register for this pre-workshop today