BlackRidge Technology Selected to Collaborate on NIST National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence Project for Securing the Industrial Internet of Things

 BlackRidge Technology International Inc., a leading provider of next-generation cyber defense solutions, has been selected by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) to participate in the Securing the Industrial Internet of Things: Cybersecurity for Distributed Energy Resources project.

This project examines the potential cybersecurity concerns that arise from industrial internet of things (IIoT) connections as an increasing number of distributed energy resources are connected to the grid. The project will include a reference architecture, a logical design and lab-based implementation, security analysis, implementation testing, security control mapping, and adoption considerations. At project completion, the NCCoE will publish a NIST Cybersecurity Practice Guide, a detailed guide to the practical steps needed to implement the reference design that addresses the identified cybersecurity challenges.

As a technology collaborator, BlackRidge will contribute its Transport Access Control (TAC) products for use in the project, including the TAC Identity Device for securing IIoT endpoints. In the NCCoE project, BlackRidge products will be integrated with other commercially available or open-source hardware and software components and configured in a laboratory environment to create an end-to-end reference design that addresses the challenges of securing IIoT connections.

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