News and Events

November 27, 2018

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released for comment a draft of guidelines for “trusted” cloud suppliers and users. NIST is seeking comments to address “gaps” in the proposed guidelines issued Monday. The document, Special Publication (SP) 1800-19 Volume B, was developed by the NIST National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, or NCCoE. An “executive summary” of the guidelines was issued in August.

November 22, 2018

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence at NIST wants industry feedback on a draft paper that outlines ways to secure remote monitoring devices and systems.

November 21, 2018

Politico mentions the NCCoE's Securing Telehealth Remote Patient Monitoring Ecosystem project in their daily "Morning eHealth" report. 

November 20, 2018

Hyland Healthcare is working with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence Securing Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) Cybersecurity for the Healthcare Sector Use Case Consortium to develop practical, interoperable cybersecurity approaches that address the real-world needs of complex Information Technology (IT) systems.

November 20, 2018

Derived personal identity verification (PIV) credentials could get wider use if the latest National Institute of Standards and Technology guidelines get traction.   NIST is currently considering comments on a second draft of Special Publication 1800-12 practice guide that includes two sample implementations showing how federal employees using mobile devices could be authenticated to access secure information systems and applications. 

November 20, 2018

Derived personal identity verification (PIV) credentials could get wider use if the latest National Institute of Standards and Technology guidelines get traction.   NIST is currently considering comments on a second draft of Special Publication 1800-12 practice guide that includes two sample implementations showing how federal employees using mobile devices could be authenticated to access secure information systems and applications.  

November 16, 2018

Nextgov discusses the important role that NIST and the NCCoE are playing in protecting the manufacturing sector against cyber attacks with the release of the NIST Internal Report 8219 Securing Manufacturing Industrial Control Systems: Behavioral Anomaly Detection.

November 12, 2018

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, in cooperation with the National Institute of Science and Technology's Engineering Laboratory, has introduced a system that shows how a manufacturing firm can update the security of its industrial control systems via behavioral anomaly detection (BAD).

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

Developed by NIST’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), a newly released report shows how technologies like CyberX enable manufacturing organisations to reduce the risk of disruptive cyberattacks like NotPetya and WannaCry, enable faster incident response and shorter downtimes, and deliver real-time visibility and monitoring of ICS assets and networks.

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

Improving cybersecurity may seem daunting, yet opportunities exist to strengthen cybersecurity in and around a hotel property management system. But what does good cybersecurity look like? Bill Newhouse, Senior Security Engineer and Hospitality Project lead at the NIST NCCoE, discusses why and how hospitality organizations should use the NIST Cybersecurity Framework as a guide to manage risks from the growing threat of cyberattacks.

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.