February 08, 2016  |  Sarah Kinling

On February 8, 2016, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) hosted a ribbon cutting and building dedication ceremony for the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence’s (NCCoE) new facility in Rockville, Md. Representing the public-private collaboration at the center, Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, Senator Barbara Mikulski, Senator Ben Cardin, Rep. John Delaney, Rep. John Sarbanes, Maryland Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett, and Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and NIST Director Willie May participated in the ribbon cutting.

February 04, 2016

On Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) will celebrate its move to expanded new facilities with a ribbon-cutting dedication and expert panel discussions featuring senior elected and government officials and the CEOs and presidents of several large companies.

The Center is a public-private partnership established by the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology in 2013. 

January 27, 2016

Medical devices such as the infusion pumps that deliver medication intravenously were once standalone instruments that interacted only with the patient. Today, they have operating systems and communications hardware that allow them to connect to other devices and networks. While this technology has created more powerful tools and the potential for improved patient care, it also creates new safety and security risks.

November 23, 2015

Businesses face a near-constant threat of destructive malware, ransomware and malicious insider activities that can alter or destroy critical data. Even honest mistakes can alter data in ways that cause a significant loss to a company’s reputation, business operations and bottom line. To reduce this risk, organizations need to be able to recover quickly from a data integrity attack and trust the accuracy and precision of the recovered data.

November 03, 2015

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) requests comments on a draft guide to help organizations better secure and manage their mobile devices.

The draft NIST Cybersecurity Practice Guide Mobile Device Security: Cloud & Hybrid Builds (Special Publication 1800-4) demonstrates how commercially available technologies can help companies secure sensitive data accessed by and/or stored on mobile devices used by employees.

October 25, 2015

Financial institutions can employ large numbers of people who use a variety of technology devices and applications across a wide geographic area. While these physical assets can be labeled and tracked using bar codes and databases, knowing what systems and applications are running on these devices is a much larger challenge. The inability to track the location and configuration of networked devices and software can leave an organization vulnerable to security threats.

October 21, 2015

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), in partnership with the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace National Program Office, is seeking comments on a new project focused on protecting privacy and security when reusing credentials at multiple online service providers.

Allowing third-party credentials saves businesses time and resources in managing identities. For users, the benefit comes from not having yet another username and password to manage and remember.

October 07, 2015

How are different government agencies working to address evolving security challenges? Join Passcode on Oct. 8 for a conversation with senior officials to get an inside look at how these challenges are being addressed.

Join the video stream live at 12pm on Oct.8!

October 05, 2015

Email. The modern working world cannot exist without it, but hackers exploit this vital service to steal money and valuable information. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is tackling this threat with two new projects.

NIST is publishing a draft document for comment that provides guidelines to enhance trust in email. And the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) is seeking collaborators to provide products and expertise to demonstrate a secure, standards-based email system using commercially available software and other tools.

September 15, 2015

The NCCoE's Software Asset Management Building Block white paper has been revised with comments from the public. Version 2 of the white paper has been posted for an additional 30-day comment period, which runs through October 16, 2015.

Building blocks are cybersecurity solutions that are applicable across multiple industry sectors.