NCCoE Security Engineer Jim McCarthy will lead the session titled "Convergence of Cybersecurity Situational Awareness Capabilities for the Energy Sector" at GridSecCon 2017 in St. Paul, MN. NCCoE engineers alongside former Department of Energy CTO Pete Tseronis, Eric Andersen and Mark Rice of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), and Mary-Ann Ibeziako and Don Hill of University of Maryland College Park, Engineering and Energy, will share their expertise on Situational Awareness and discuss the recently NIST Special Publication 1800-7 that uses commercially available products to explore the methods for energy providers to more readily detect and remediate anomalous conditions and investigate the chain of events that led to the anomalies.
MITRE’s Zach Furness, Acting Technical Director at the National Cybersecurity FFRDC, which operates the NCCoE, will be participating in a panel at this year’s Cyber Maryland at the Baltimore Convention Center. The panel is entitled, Academic Catalysts in the Local, National, and International Cybersecurity Ecosystems and Agendas and begins at 11:00 am.
David Weitzel, cybersecurity engineer at the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), will be presenting a session entitled The NCCOE Approach to Situational Awareness on October 4th from 11:30am-12:00pm at this year’s 4th Annual Industrial Control Cybersecurity USA meeting.
NCCoE Senior Engineer Harry Perper will present "Ransomware Recovery and Privileged Account Management Improve Resilience" on October 4 from 1:45pm to 2:30pm at the FS-ISAC Fall Summit in Baltimore, Md. Malware and insider threat actors often make use of privileged accounts to enable their activities. Recovery from ransomware is complicated by the lack of consistent and protected file and system back-ups. And access rights policies are difficult to enforce using manual processes.
Authenticating users in card not present (CNP) transactions continues to be a challenge for e-commerce payments. In this session "No Card? No Problem" NCCoE's Deputy Program Manager Brian Abe and Orvis' Head of IT Security, Compliance and Risk Management Tyson Martin will discuss approaches being developed by the NCCoE in conjunction with industry partners to implement multifactor authentication to address these challenges and implement stronger authentication mechanisms to ensure a customer is authorized to use a credit card for e-commerce transactions. The NCCoE example implementation will introduce multifactor authentication that ties to existing web analytics and contextual risk calculation to reduce the risk of false online identification and authentication fraud.
NIST and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR) are co-hosting the 10th annual conference, Safeguarding Health Information: Building Assurance through HIPAA Security, at the Hyatt Regency, Washington, D.C. The conference will explore the current healthcare cybersecurity landscape and the (HIPAA) Security Rule. The NCCoE will provide updates on its Healthcare sector projects in two presentations.
NCCoE Acting Deputy Director Tim McBride will participate in the panel discussion "Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation – Fortifying Government" from 10:30am-11:10am at FCW's Cybersecurity Summit in Washington, DC. This session will discuss strategies for leveraging the full capabilities of CDM as part of an agency’s broader cyber strategy.
NCCoE Security Engineer Joshua Franklin will participate in a panel discussion titled "A Defense-in-Depth Approach to Mobile Security" from 11:30am to 12:10pm. This session will explore the different dimensions of mobile security and how they must be managed in a comprehensive approach. Topics include mobile device management, authentication strategies, and the mobile threat landscape. The Mobility Summit will be held in Washington, D.C. and will provide federal IT leaders with insights into the foundations of the mobile ecosystem: Productivity tools, apps, devices, management strategies, and defense-in-depth cybersecurity.
NIST will host the workshop "Enhancing Resilience of the Internet and Communications Ecosystem" at the NCCoE on July 11 and 12. This workshop is in support of DOC responsibilities under EO 13800 to provide a report to the President to "identify and promote action by appropriate stakeholders to improve the resilience of the Internet and communications ecosystem and to encourage collaboration with the goal of dramatically reducing threats perpetrated by automated and distributed attacks."