Workshop

Security for IPv6 Enabled Enterprises

Thursday, June 13, 2019

The NCCoE hostED a workshop on Security for IPv6 Enabled Enterprises on Thursday June 13, at 8:30 a.m. in Rockville, MD.

NIST’s NCCoE is developing a project plan to examine and demonstrate the state of security technologies and guidance specifications for IPv6 enabled enterprises. A primary focus of the workshop and subsequent NCCoE demonstration project is to examine the extent to which current commercially available security technologies can support wide scale deployment and use of IPv6 in a range of enterprise use case scenarios. Initially the project will focus on dual-stack deployments and then in subsequent follow on efforts, focus on IPv6-only deployments. Another focus of the proposed proof-of-concept project will exercise and evaluate existing IPv6 security guidance from NIST and the Internet Engineering Task Force. It is anticipated that outcomes of the project will inform updates to future NIST guidelines and recommendations.

NIST explicitly solicits input from workshop participants on all aspects of the planned NCCoE demonstration project including the proposed scope, use cases and technologies to be considered, and sources of specifications and guidance.  Once the project description in finalized NIST will solicit organizations to directly collaborate in the technical project and the development of its outputs.

For more information on the workshop, see the call for participation.

Presentations  

View the presentations given during the workshop:  

- Kevin Stine, NIST, Introduction to NIST

- Doug Montgomery, NISTIdentifying and Removing Barriers to IPv6 Development

-Dawn Bedard, Microsoft, Microsoft Corporate Network: Journey to IPv6                                

Col. Keith Repik, Department of Defense, IPv6 Context and Way Ahead

-Lee Howard, Retevia, IPv6 Motivations and Obstacles

--John Burns, Wells Fargo, IPv6 Adoption at a Large Enterprise

Agenda

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Agenda:

8:30-9:00             Check-in, NCCoE Lobby

9:00-9:15              Welcome & Introduction to NCCoE, Kevin Stine, NIST

9:15-9:30              Identifying and Removing Barriers to IPv6 Development, Doug Montgomery, NIST

9:30-10:45           Enterprise Challenges

                                -IPv6 Motivations and Obstacles, Lee Howard, Retevia

                                -IPv6 Adoption at a Large Enterprise, John Burns, Wells Fargo

10:45-11:00         Break

11:00-12:00         Enterprise Challenges

                                -Microsoft Corporate Network: Journey to IPv6, Dawn Bedard, Microsoft

                                -DoD IPv6 Context and Way Ahead, Col. Keith Repik, Department of Defense

12:00-12:15         Break

12:15-1:00           Breakout Sessions – Identifying Barriers to Deployment

1:00-1:30             Readouts, Next Steps

1:30                      Formal Program Ends

2:30-3:30        *Optional: Informal Discussion with NCCoE Regarding Potential Project Scoping and Collaborations

 

The NCCoE is located on:
9700 Great Seneca Hwy
Rockville, MD 20850

 

Mitigating IoT-Based DDoS Industry Day

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Members of the Mitigating IoT-Based DDoS project team held an Industry Event on April 10, 2019, at the NCCoE. Thanks to everyone who joined us to learn firsthand about the important work the team is doing to strengthen the security of IoT. The presentations below were given at the Industry Day event. 

 

To stay current on our progress, join the Mitigating IoT-DDoS project's Community of Interest by sending an email to: mitigating-iot-ddos-nccoe@nist.gov.

Security Workshops at Intermountain, Park City, UT

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 to Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Join the NCCoE for a series of events hosted by NH-ISAC & Intermountain Healthcare. Attendees will have a chance to collaborate with other healthcare providers, medical device manufacturers and payers in a series of free interactive forum. NCCoE staff will take part in Collaboration with Health Systems and Ongoing Initiatives at the NCCoE from 11:10 am to 11:40 am on April 20. To view a full agenda, visit the NH-ISAC site.

CXO Roundtable: Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Cybersecurity Challenges

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) invites you to join us on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 from 9 am - 12 pm. for a CXO Roundtable to share your thoughts on the challenges and potential solutions around malware and industrial IoT (IIoT) for sectors that depend on ICS for their core operations. 

This roundtable will consist of a dozen stakeholders across industry, government, and academia to encourage highly interactive dialogues–giving each individual an opportunity to share his or her thoughts on ICS cybersecurity challenges and to showcase his or her expertise in helping solve those challenges.

The discussion will be broken into two parts and will focus on two key questions:
•    What do you consider to be the crux of the challenge in securing ICS given the increasing prevalence of industrial IoT and malware?
•    From an ICS cybersecurity technology or solutions standpoint, what do you believe can be useful or relevant to address these challenges, and what do you consider to be overstated?  

What to expect:
•    Collaborative engagement with problem solvers, innovators, and thought leaders 
•    Dynamic exchange on today’s cybersecurity challenges 
•    Insightful conversation on physical, operational, and information technologies

Seating is limited. Register today.

Host: Jim McCarthy, Energy Program Lead, National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence
Moderator: Pete Tseronis, Former Chief Technology Officer at U.S. Departments of Energy and Education
Cost: This workshop is complimentary. Coffee and light snacks will be provided.

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.