News and Events

July 01, 2018

TechTarget puts a spotlight on the growing concerns around ransomware attacks involving cities. This article provides information regarding what organizations should do if infected with ransomware, referencing the NIST Special Publication 1800-11 Data Integrity: Recovering from Ransomware and Other Destructive Events as a resource.

June 26, 2018

The Chief Information Security Officers Council (CISO Council) sought to produce the “CISO Handbook” – a compendium of key information and actionable templates and processes – to provide a “one stop shop” for new and emerging information security professionals to begin their upskilling into future cybersecurity executives. The Handbook is a foundational document that will help agency leadership drive transformational workforce changes in a standardized, repeatable manner and create greater collaboration and coordination across agencies to address systemic cybersecurity challenges. This document highlights the NCCoE's cybersecurity practice guides, Special Publication 1800 series.

June 14, 2018

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Computer Security Resource Center (CSRC) has a wealth of resources targeting specific cybersecurity challenges in the public and private sectors. These practical, user-friendly guides can help your practice facilitate the adoption of standards-based approaches to cybersecurity.

May 22, 2018

NCCoE Deputy Director Tim Mcbride will present "Recover Quickly & Safely from Ransomware" at the Enfuse 2018 Conference at 8am on May 22. This session will discuss how industry experts and technology collaborators worked with the NCCoE to develop practical cybersecurity guidance on recovering from destructive malware and ransomware. This session will highlight the recently released NIST Special Publication 1800-11, Data Integrity: Recovering from Ransomware and Other Destructive Events.

April 27, 2018

NIST's National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence posted a notice on the Federal Register discussing two projects – Identifying and Protecting Assets Against Ransomware and Other Destructive Events in addition to Detecting and Responding to Ransomware and Other Destructive Events – inviting technology vendors to participate in them. Both projects will use open-source technologies available on the market to develop methods aimed at countering ransomware threats.

April 27, 2018

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking industry proposals for demonstrating technologies and methods for protecting the integrity of data against ransomware and other malware attacks, as part of a broader project managed by the agency's National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence. Specifically, NIST is seeking industry proposals for “identifying and protecting assets” and “detecting and responding” to ransomware and other “destructive events,” according to a Federal Register notice issued today.

April 16, 2018

The NCCoE will present and provide project demonstrations at the RSA Conference 2018 in San Francisco. Click for additional information on topics, times, and locations.

January 30, 2018

CyberUSA will be held this year in San Antonio at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center on January 30th. The NCCoE's Anne Townsend will be the moderating the Cyber Innovation: The Top 5 Cyber Threats to Your Region & How to Work Together for Prevention & Remediation, panel.

November 29, 2017

The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence has announced two new draft projects to identify and protect assets against ransomware and other “destructive” cyber events across industry sectors, as well as how to respond and recover from such incidents.

The NCCoE on Tuesday unveiled the two draft projects: one on identifying and protecting against ransomware and similar threats, and another on detecting and responding to threats. The cyber center will accept public comment through Dec. 12.

October 03, 2017

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) worked with myriad information security companies to provide companies with a ransomware recovery guide. Comprised of three volumes that can be used by pros from executive leaders to IT professionals, the guide is all about helping organizations hit by ransomware not only recover their data, but also manage overall cybersecurity risks to their infrastructures.