News and Events

March 04, 2019

The NCCoE will present and provide project demonstrations at the RSA Conference 2019 in San Francisco. Click for additional information. This page will be updated as presentations are confirmed.

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to access secure data, but the existing technology available to reach this data securely can be unwieldy and somewhat outdated.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 04, 2018

The NIST National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) has successfully completed two projects – and is working on a third – where FIDO protocols were specifically chosen to address authentication problems for Public Safety/First Responders, as well as to mitigate the risk of e-commerce fraud. Practice guidelines have also been published by the NCCoE to assist anyone choosing to adopt this superior authentication capability.

December 03, 2018

Join NCCoE staff at the Gartner Identity and Access Management Summit 2018 in Las Vegas, NV where Security Engineer Chris Brown will participate in a panel discussion "Viva Identity: Put IAM Fear and Loathing to Rest” led by Entrust Datacard on Tuesday, December 4 at 3:30 p.m.

November 29, 2018

The departments of Commerce and Homeland Security today released an eagerly awaited “roadmap” to implementing their recommendations to the president on fighting botnets, addressing issues such as securing the Internet of Things and setting the stage for a major stakeholder process that will involve extensive government-industry engagement. The 27-page roadmap foresees a major role for industry and will be followed by an update to the president in one year.

November 28, 2018

ForeScout Technologies, Inc., a leading Internet of Things (IoT) security company, today announced it has been selected to participate in a landmark IoT security research project with the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) to help demonstrate security strategies and best practices for U.S. critical infrastructure operators and key economic sectors.

November 28, 2018

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has tapped ForeScout Technologies to take part in a research project that seeks to protect internet of things-“based devices and critical infrastructure from cyber threats.

ForeScout said Wednesday it will work with NIST’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence on the IoT security project to implement best practices and cyber strategies to help the health care, energy and hospitality sectors from distributed denial-of-service attacks and other threats.

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

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 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.