News and Events

November 11, 2018

Join NCCoE staff at the 2018 FS-ISAC Fall Summit in Chicago, IL where featured topics include Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Privileged Account Management Techniques.

November 09, 2018

In this presentation, Harry Perper, Chief Engineer at The MITRE Corporation and Senior Cybersecurity Engineer at National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence at NIST, will provide insight into practical guidance for cybersecurity strategy. He’ll be discussing the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF), providing an overview of the NIST NCCoE, as well as a review of one of the many cybersecurity solutions published by the NCCoE: Data Integrity - Recovering from Ransomware. Be prepared to leave an expert in protecting your business, and your clients’ businesses, from malware and other vulnerabilities.

November 08, 2018

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), a partnership of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the state of Maryland, is seeking public comment by Dec. 6 on a draft report (NISTIR 8219) detailing cybersecurity guidance aimed at the manufacturing sector that employs industrial control systems to monitor and control physical processes.

November 07, 2018

Columbia-based MasterPeace Solutions is working on an open source project to address security vulnerabilities in Internet of Things devices. osMUD is aimed at protecting internet-connected devices used at homes and small businesses. The project was shared with the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, which is based in Rockville, according to MasterPeace.

November 06, 2018

The NCCoE's Bill Fisher will be speaking on a panel entitled Cybersecurity is Vital at IWCE's Critical LTE Communications Forum in Chicago on Tuesday at 2:45pm.

November 05, 2018

Developed with industry partners, government draft guidelines for privileged account management are already being used in the financial sector to harden defenses against cyberattacks and misuse. The draft guidelines from the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, are available for public comment until Nov. 30, but are solid enough that organizations can take advantage of them now, said two of the publication’s authors.

November 04, 2018

According to a new project being spearheaded by the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) Healthcare Sector Community of Interest, cybersecurity is now considered a significant risk associated with medical imaging that must be better understood and addressed by the healthcare sector. NCCoE has recently decided to help the sector tackle this challenge via collaboration with a select group of cybersecurity vendors.

October 30, 2018

NIST technology collaborator ForeScout announces their participation in the NCCoE's Securing Property Management Systems (PMS) project.

October 29, 2018

NIST’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) has been working on security practice guides for particular types of medical devices, such as wireless infusion pumps, picture archiving and communication systems, EHR and mobile devices. According to the NCCoE, the guides offer organizations a way to defend Protected Health Information (PHI) on mobile devices without getting in the way of delivering care. They help provide a straightforward approach to securing EHR on mobile devices, ensuring flexibility in implementation for different circumstances while enabling organizations to build on existing infrastructure and incorporate commercially available technologies.

October 24, 2018

Zingbox, provider of the most widely deployed healthcare Internet of Things (IoT) analytics platform and a leader in healthcare IoT research, today announced that it has been chosen to work with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) on a consortium to develop practical, interoperable cybersecurity solutions for healthcare delivery organizations.

October 23, 2018

In support of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) invites you to join us on Wednesday, October 23, 2018 from 3-4 p.m. (ET). This webinar will provide an overview of NCCoE Energy Sector projects as well as a discussion lead by BlackRidge Technology on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

October 22, 2018

The last full week of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) focuses on strengthening our shared commitment to protecting the vast networks and systems fueling our nation's utilities, finance, transportation, agriculture and communications sectors.

October 18, 2018

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence unveiled this week an initial set of vendor partners for a medical device security project called Securing Picture Archiving and Communication Systems.

October 16, 2018

Join us at the NCCoE on October 16 at 11am for collaborative discussions with industry experts, informative presentations, and networking opportunities. Come get a quick overview of what the NCCoE does, see some live demos, hear from our experts, and enjoy lunch alongside subject matter experts from NIST. You’ll hear about the NCCoE’s work in areas such as: data integrity, IoT, identity and access management, privacy, and health IT cybersecurity topics. You will also have an opportunity to inspire discussion, learn, shape the future direction of NIST publications, and share your feedback directly with cybersecurity influencers. Students, in particular, are encouraged to attend!

October 16, 2018

Intercede has announced the launch of a cybersecurity guidance resource for federal agencies required to authenticate individuals through mobile devices for access to information systems and applications. The resource is the result of a two-year collaboration with the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST’s) National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE).

October 15, 2018

HealthITSecurity mentions the NCCoE guide, Securing Electronic Records on Mobile Devices, in this story about how healthcare organizations are increasingly using mobile devices to enhance their productivity and patient experience.

October 15, 2018

The NCCoE's Douglas Montgomery will present lessons learned from the NIST NCCoE Secure Inter-Domain Routing collaborative project at the 2018 Technology Exchange hosted by Internet2. This project is a collaboration between NIST, vendors, and network operators (both commercial and from the R&E community) to evaluate the current state of RPKI-based technologies for BGP origin validation and to develop guidance for their use in both enterprise and service provider networks.

October 11, 2018

ICU Medical has teamed up with IT security company Imprivata to protect network-connected infusion pumps from cyber attacks. The partners hope to make advances that enable the identification of users and otherwise improve the physical and cybersecurity of infusion pumps. News of the collaboration comes two months after the U.S. National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) published a report into the security of wireless infusion pumps.

October 11, 2018

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) is pleased to announce that GreenTec-USA, CryptoniteNXT, Micro Focus, Tripwire, Semperis, Cisco, and Symantec have joined as technology collaborators in the Identifying and Protecting Assets Against Ransomware and Other Destructive Events Project. Technology collaborators for the Detecting and Responding to Ransomware and Other Destructive Events Project include Glasswall Solutions, Micro Focus, Tripwire, Semperis, Cisco, and Symantec. Open source technologies from FileZilla and Duplicati will also be used.