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July 19, 2016  |  Compliance Week

IT security commentators believe that most organizations probably already have experienced some form of a data breach. For instance, a recent U.S. Government interagency report indicates that, on average, there have been 4,000 daily ransomware attacks since early 2016 (a 300 percent increase over the 1,000 daily attacks reported in 2015). The ongoing challenge is to overcome the different and emerging sources of security breaches and to install the right defenses to address areas of vulnerability.

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July 14, 2016  |  Diagnostic Imaging

Hospitals that integrate EHRs have started to look at external standards, such as those presented by the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) that attempt to create "best practice" guidelines for EHR security. Coupled with the MDM policies of the institution, they can create an environment that is functional, yet secure.

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June 30, 2016  |  IEEE IT Professional Magazine

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is another organization that relies on collaboration, but focuses on building reference designs or example solutions that others can use to improve an organization’s cybersecurity. As the US’s only national lab focused solely on cybersecurity, the NCCoE works with the private sector, academia, and other government organizations to identify pressing cybersecurity problems. 

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June 01, 2016  |  Inside Cybersecurity

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is requesting proposals for cybersecurity-related products and technical expertise that would help organizations recover from incidents that alter or destroy data.

The effort is being pursued through NIST's National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence and seeks to develop an “example solution” under the Data Integrity Building Block.

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May 31, 2016  |  FedScoop

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is looking for products and expertise to help organizations reliably recover corrupted or destroyed data.

The search is being conducted by NIST’s Data Integrity project, which is part of the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence. The project is working to develop ways organizations can prevent or recover from data loss or alteration resulting from malware or human error.

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May 28, 2016  |  EnergyCentral

Leverage government-industry partnerships such as NIST's National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) to help jump start your IAM and situational awareness implementations. NCCoE has a plethora of cybersecurity implementation examples that can help all size energy organizations leverage proven third-party products to address cybersecurity framework, NERC CIP, and other standards and best practices. 

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May 22, 2016  |  Lexology

Congress has enacted a recent wave of legislation to address ongoing cybersecurity threats; the Executive Branch, on May 12, 2016, adopted new cybersecurity regulations; and other Federal initiatives are underway and will bring additional promised change requiring enhanced cybersecurity protections.

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May 17, 2016  |  SecureIDNews

According to the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), there’s evidence that PII is now worth much more on the black market than credit card numbers, and the implementation of EMV in the U.S. will likely lead to a surge in counterfeit cards and other types of fraud. Regulations and standards around protecting PII have emerged overseas, but not so much in the U.S. So, the NCCoE is taking public comment on a project around securing non-credit card and sensitive consumer data.

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May 15, 2016  |  SecureIDNews

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) is seeking public comment on a project aimed at reducing retail fraud in the U.S. The catalyst for the project is the uptick in fraud among European retailers since the rollout of EMV chip-and-PIN (CNP) technology a decade ago.

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May 08, 2016  |  Broadway World

Today GOTrust Technology Inc. (GO-Trust) announced it is collaborating with the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) on its Derived Personal Identity Verification (Derived PIV) Credentials project. The NCCoE brings together people from industry, government agencies, and academia to address cybersecurity challenges of national importance.