Announcements

Announcements
August 24, 2015

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) is requesting comments on a draft guide to help energy companies better control who has access to their networked resources, including buildings, equipment, information technology and industrial control systems. The center, part of the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), works with IT developers and providers to help businesses reduce their cyber risk.

Announcements
August 13, 2015

Today's Federal Register contains notices inviting technology vendors to collaborate with the NCCoE on three new projects to provide mobile device security, attribute based access control, and derived personal identity verification (PIV) credentials for mobile devices. Commercially available and open source products will be the modules in end-to-end example solutions to these challenges.

Announcements
July 23, 2015

The NCCoE has released a draft for public comment of the first guide in a new series of publications that will show businesses and other organizations how to improve their cybersecurity using standards-based, commercially available or open-source tools.

Announcements
July 14, 2015

Lookout is the most recent company to become a National Cybersecurity Excellence Partner (NCEP). Lookout joins 22 other information technology companieshelping to accelerate the adoption of secure technologies. Together with the other NCEPs, Lookout will contribute hardware, software and expertise to the center’s work.

Announcements
May 14, 2015

To allow industry more time to prepare and submit comments, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has extended the deadline for comments on its draft NISTIR 8050 report, focused on cybersecurity challenges in consumer-facing industries. 

Announcements
May 10, 2015

To get substation and distribution sites ready for the new security standards will require a more robust electronic perimeter and physical security, according to [Lila] Kee [with GlobalSign, a cybersecurity consulting partner to the utility industry]. This will require a framework for identity access....Kee noted, "NCCOE published use cases involving technicians requiring secure physical and remote access and authorization to perform certain work orders on given substation systems."

Announcements
April 08, 2015

To take advantage of the gathering of so many cybersecurity professionals, the NCCoE will host three cybersecurity working sessions in San Francisco between April 20 - 23, 2015, at the same time the RSA 2015 conference takes place.

Announcements
April 05, 2015

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) is seeking collaborators on an effort to demonstrate an identity and access management system for financial services organizations. Current identity and access systems employed by the financial sector sometimes operate in isolation from one another, or cannot be integrated because the parts are incompatible. Operation is thus complex and prone to errors and inconsistencies can be exploited by attackers or insider threats.

Announcements
April 01, 2015

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invites the public to comment on a report from the Feb. 12, 2015, Executive Technical Workshop on Improving Cybersecurity and Consumer Privacy. The workshop, a collaboration with Stanford University, brought together chief technology officers, information officers and security executives to discuss the challenges their organizations and industrial sectors face in implementing advanced cybersecurity and privacy technologies.

Announcements
April 01, 2015

NIST’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) has posted a revised draft white paper that will inform projects aimed at helping companies better manage who has access to their IT assets. This project is an NCCoE “building block,” which are example cybersecurity implementations that apply to multiple industry sectors and can be incorporated into many of the center's sector-specific use cases.