News and Events

February 22, 2019

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) has released final guidance on mobile device security to help organizations secure mobile devices and prevent data breaches.

February 22, 2019

The National Institute of Standards and Technology's National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence has released the final version of a publication on securing mobile device data, which provides examples of ways organizations can prevent malicious actors from gaining access to sensitive, unsecured data.

February 21, 2019

The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s cyber center is inviting organizations to submit “products and technical expertise” in support of a new “critical cybersecurity hygiene project,” with the goal of finding new tools to patch information technology systems.

February 21, 2019

The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s cyber center is inviting organizations to submit “products and technical expertise” in support of a new “critical cybersecurity hygiene project,” with the goal of finding new tools to patch information technology systems.

February 20, 2019

In this two-hour webinar hosted by The Knowledge Group, NCCoE Cybersecurity Engineer Harry Perper joins a panel of experts to provide the audience with an in-depth analysis of insider threats in companies and organizations. Speakers will also present tips as well as strategic approaches when detecting and preventing threats to avoid possible risks and pitfalls.

February 14, 2019

Join Brian (of IoTSSA) in a discussion on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework with Karen Waltermire, Cybersecurity Engineer with NIST and Harry Perper Dept Chief Engineer with The MITRE Corporation.

February 11, 2019

Engage with the NCCoE and NIST at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference and Exhibition to learn how we are accelerating the deployment and use of secure, standards-based technologies to enhance cybersecurity. Click fore more information on our presentations and kiosk location.

February 06, 2019

 ICU Medical has worked with the National Institute of Standards and Technology's National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence in the development of guidance for securing infusion pumps in hospital network environments.

February 04, 2019

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has opened a public comment period, closing on March 18, for feedback on the challenge and scope of a new project aimed at managing the security of  sensor networks in smart buildings.

February 04, 2019

NIST’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence is seeking public feedback on a project to improve internet of things sensors used to keep track of the physical environment in a building, including security and safety. “Detecting and preventing an attack are challenging because IoT sensor networks typically have limited processing power and a constrained ability for security monitoring and maintenance,” the center explained. The project will also delve into the security requirements of the devices themselves. Comments are open through March 18.

January 24, 2019

A recap of cybersecurity threat trends which mentions a Federal Tech Talk from the NCCoE tat provides guidance on managing IoT devices used by federal agencies.

January 09, 2019

Back in November, the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence at NIST, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, issued a draft paper outlining a project it plans to undertake to provide a reference architecture addressing the security and privacy risks for healthcare delivery organizations leveraging telehealth capabilities, such as remote patient monitoring.

January 08, 2019

This article discusses the release of NIST Special Publication 1800-18 Privileged Account Management for the Financial Services Sector.

January 01, 2019

The strong focus on cybersecurity will continue in the new year.  In September of 2018, NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) along with NCCoE (National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence) published a standard for IT Asset Managers.  Initially, compliance with the new NIST Cybersecurity Framework Version 1.1 will only be for governmental agencies.  However, just as other governmental best practices have trickled down into commercial enterprise, this too will find its way to a wider audience.

January 01, 2019

In response to the recent Marriott data breach, Asian Hotel & Catering Times asked industry experts to discuss proactive approaches to cybersecurity for hotel property management systems (PMS). The NCCoE’s Bill Newhouse discusses how cybersecurity and hotel technology collaborators are working with the NCCoE to do just that. Article has been reprinted with the express written permission of Asian Hotel & Catering Times magazine.

December 20, 2018

Telehealth is a rapidly growing sector within healthcare, as practitioners adopt new technologies such as remote patient monitoring (RPM) and video conferencing to treat patients from the comfort of their homes. While the use of RPM for things like blood pressure and glucose monitoring can help reduce the strain on healthcare facilities, telehealth apps and hardware devices also open up a fresh wave of concerns surrounding the security of patients’ data. In an effort to address these concerns, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is in the process of creating practical guidelines for telehealth vendors and healthcare delivery organizations that are exploring these new technologies.

 

December 17, 2018

This week on Federal Tech Talk, host John Gilroy interviews Ellen Sundra, vice president of Americas, Systems Engineering at ForeScout Technologies. Head shot of Ellen Sundra Ellen Sundra, ForeScout Technologies The discussion focuses on concepts related to managing IoT devices for federal agencies. Sundra expands on topics like the NIST cyber framework, CDM and C2C programs, and the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence.

December 14, 2018

Driven by the need to increase productivity and reduce costs, today’s manufacturing companies are continuously advancing automation on the plant floor. This fourth industrial revolution, or Industry 4.0, has exposed once siloed OT networks to the same types of risks faced by IT networks and campus environments. To help manufacturers overcome these increased risks, the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) has spearheaded the creation of a new report specifically meant to support the manufacturing sector in their efforts to improve their overall cybersecurity posture.

December 12, 2018

The government workplace is already using tablets and/or smartphones to access secure data, but the existing technology available to reach this data securely can be unwieldy and somewhat outdated. In this webinar, scheduled for December 12 at 11:00 am, Intercede and the NCCoE will share how your organization can leverage derived PIV credentials to access important information securely and without it being a hassle.

December 12, 2018

NCCoE's SP 1800-16B provides clear guidance on how to establish a TLS certificate management program to enable organizations to continue to broaden their use of TLS while minimizing any TLS certificate-related incidents and risks.