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November 20, 2018  |  Defense Systems

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. 

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November 16, 2018  |  Nextgov

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.

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November 12, 2018  |  ExecutiveGov

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).

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November 09, 2018  |  World Pipelines

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.

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November 08, 2018  |  MeriTalk

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), a partnership of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the state of Maryland, is seeking public comment by Dec. 6 on a draft report (NISTIR 8219) detailing cybersecurity guidance aimed at the manufacturing sector that employs industrial control systems to monitor and control physical processes.

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November 07, 2018  |  Technical.ly Baltimore

Columbia-based MasterPeace Solutions is working on an open source project to address security vulnerabilities in Internet of Things devices. osMUD is aimed at protecting internet-connected devices used at homes and small businesses. The project was shared with the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, which is based in Rockville, according to MasterPeace.

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November 06, 2018  |  BusinessWire

Masterpeace Solutions announces the company's participation in the NCCoE's Mitigating IoT-Based DDoS project.

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November 05, 2018  |  BizTech

Developed with industry partners, government draft guidelines for privileged account management are already being used in the financial sector to harden defenses against cyberattacks and misuse. The draft guidelines from the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, are available for public comment until Nov. 30, but are solid enough that organizations can take advantage of them now, said two of the publication’s authors.

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November 04, 2018  |  Security Boulevard

According to a new project being spearheaded by the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) Healthcare Sector Community of Interest, cybersecurity is now considered a significant risk associated with medical imaging that must be better understood and addressed by the healthcare sector. NCCoE has recently decided to help the sector tackle this challenge via collaboration with a select group of cybersecurity vendors.

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October 30, 2018  |  ForeScout

NIST technology collaborator ForeScout announces their participation in the NCCoE's Securing Property Management Systems (PMS) project.