Announcements

Announcements
August 28, 2013

Yesterday the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released a preliminary draft of the cybersecurity framework in preparation for the fourth workshop on September 11-13, 2013 in Richardson, Texas.

Hosted by the University of Texas at Dallas, the workshop is a forum for members of industry to provide feedback on the draft framework. Draft materials are available on the NIST website and participants are asked to review them prior to the workshop.

Announcements
August 15, 2013

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence welcomes Palo Alto Networks as the latest National Cybersecurity Excellence Partner (NCEP). Palo Alto joins with 14 other NCEP partners in a pledge to accelerate the adoption of secure solutions by U.S. businesses.

Announcements
July 24, 2013

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence invites comments on two technical descriptions, or use cases, of cybersecurity challenges faced by the energy sector:

  • Identity and Access Management
  • Data Aggregation and Monitoring

Comments from the public will help the NCCoE couch the use cases so that the solutions are as widely applicable as possible. Please submit comments to energy_nccoe@nist.govby Aug. 12, 2013.

Announcements
July 24, 2013

NIST Director Pat Gallagher will testify today at 2:30 p.m. before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. The hearing, titled “The Partnership Between NIST and the Private Sector: Improving Cybersecurity,” is Director Gallagher's fifth appearance before the Senate to discuss NIST's collaboration with industry on standards and best practices for the protection of information technology in critical infrastructure.

Announcements
July 17, 2013

A team composed of members from NIST’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), Intel, and RSA is the recipient of the 2013 Innovation Award from RSA for their proof of concept and implementation of “Trusted Geolocation in the Cloud.” The implementation uses RSA Archer commercial enterprise and risk management solutions and dashboard/reporting and integration functionality to demonstrate that a compute node in a virtualized environment can be measured at launch time, continuously monitored and have its phys

Announcements
July 16, 2013

Akamai is the most recent National Cybersecurity Excellence Partner (NCEP), joining thirteen other companies that have agreed to help advance the adoption of secure technologies by U.S. businesses.

Companies that have joined with the NCCoE through NCEP agreements contribute hardware to the test environments in our labs, software to the NCCoE’s example solutions, and personnel who collaborate with staff members at the NCCoE.

Announcements
July 15, 2013

Appearing today is the third of three Federal Register notices announcing NIST's intention to sponsor a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) to help the NCCoE address industry's needs most efficiently. The notice requests comments by 5 pm ET on July 22, 2013.

Announcements
July 01, 2013

NIST has released a draft outline of a cybersecurity framework for critical infrastructure. The public is invited to comment.

Announcements
June 23, 2013

Tripwire and CA Technologies are the two most recent National Cybersecurity Excellence Partners (NCEP), joining eleven other companies that have pledged to help accelerate the adoption of secure technologies by U.S. businesses. 

NCEP partners contributions’ range from providing the hardware to create test environments in our labs, to software for integrating into solutions, to co-locating personnel as guest researchers to work onsite at the NCCoE.

Announcements
June 08, 2013

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence will sponsor "Principled Defenses: The 2014 Cybersecurity Innovation Forum," January 28 to 30 at the Baltimore Convention Center. Members of the National Security Agency, Department of Homeland Security, and NIST will participate. The forum will cover the existing threat landscape, provide presentations on current and emerging practices, technologies and standards, and involve scenario-based exercises and formulation of a public-private roadmap.