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April 19, 2015  |  Inside Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity professionals in government and the private sector will converge on San Francisco this week for the RSA Conference, while Washington lawmakers act on cybersecurity concerns and the international community takes a look at cyber as well.

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April 16, 2015  |  Federal News Radio

The National Institute of Standards and Technology wants the government and private industry to be on the same page when it comes to cybersecurity. The agency that issues hundreds of pages of cyber guidance for federal agencies also invited businesses from banks to restaurants to share best practices for public-facing web applications. Nate Lesser, deputy director of the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence at NIST, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain why this is important and where things go from here.

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April 02, 2015  |  Inside Cybersecurity

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking public comments on a new list of proposed technology demonstration projects aimed at improving cybersecurity for consumer-facing businesses

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March 30, 2015  |  FedScoop

NCCoE director Donna Dodson, who also serves as associate director and chief cyber security advisor of the Information Technology Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, was named one of Washington, DC’s top 50 women in tech by FedScoop, a government technology news website.

In FedScoop’s profile of Dodson, she discusses her approach to leadership at the center and shares how the NCCoE “is trying ‘to actualize those standards and practices and develop blueprints’ that industry and agencies can put to work.”

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March 15, 2015  |  FCW

Last week, Timothy McBride, director of operations at the NCCoE, was recognized by FCW in the Federal 100, a list of government, industry and academic leaders who have played pivotal roles in how the federal government acquires, develops and manages information technology.

The NCCoE is supported by a federally funded research and development center, a budget-conscious way to quickly respond to the cybersecurity needs of industry.

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January 17, 2015  |

Wounded service members are learning new ways to protect the nation through the intricacies of cybersecurity training.

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December 27, 2014  |  Star Tribune

"Allina is one of several local health care players that has been working with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) since the spring to develop a type of technical analysis known as a 'use case' for wireless pumps."

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December 07, 2014  |  FCW

Agencies face a delicate balancing act when it comes to providing mobile security. Federal information security specialists are tackling the dilemma in various ways. For example, in September, the National Institute of Standards and Technology's National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) published a revised draft of a mobile security guide that addresses the security versus usability challenge.

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November 13, 2014  |  WAMU 88.5

The D.C. region is home to the hottest market for cybersecurity jobs in the nation. Cybersecurity deals with keeping information safe — everything from your recent Target purchase to the most sensitive of intelligence at the NSA. There were 23,000 postings for cybersecurity jobs here last year. That’s the largest concentration anywhere in the country, roughly double Silicon Valley and San Francisco combined.

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October 20, 2014  |

Once the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence is up and running, how many companies could be drawn to Montgomery County? The NCCoE, which will be housed along Shady Grove Road in Rockville, will be a federal agency designed to bring experts from industry, government and academia to solve specific security problems.