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December 28, 2017  |  ExecutiveBiz

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has issued an invitation for commercial organizations to contribute technology platforms and technical expertise to help secure internet of things devices.

NIST said in a Federal Register notice posted Wednesday the agency’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence intends to partner with companies to identify methods to protect connected devices from distributed denial-of-service attacks through the  Mitigating IoT-Based DDoS Building Block initiative.

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December 14, 2017  |  FedScoop

In a world where securing just one organization against cyberthreats is a massive job, Donna Dodson’s role is still more broad. As the chief cybersecurity adviser at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Dodson is tasked with thinking about security at a standards and practices level. 

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December 12, 2017  |  CSO

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has been voice of consensus and reference material in identity management cybersecurity best practices by outlining the requirements and providing insightful reference material to help organizations take intellectual control of the solutions and see beyond the myriad of vendor products on the market.

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November 29, 2017  |  Inside Cybersecurity

The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence has announced two new draft projects to identify and protect assets against ransomware and other “destructive” cyber events across industry sectors, as well as how to respond and recover from such incidents.

The NCCoE on Tuesday unveiled the two draft projects: one on identifying and protecting against ransomware and similar threats, and another on detecting and responding to threats. The cyber center will accept public comment through Dec. 12.

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November 24, 2017  |  Bloomberg

To help hotels and other hospitality companies implement stronger security measures in and around their property management systems, the U.S. government is asking companies to showcase their cybersecurity products and solutions. 

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) Nov. 24  invited organizations to provide technical expertise and products to “support and demonstrate security platforms” for the hospitality sector.

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November 08, 2017  |  TechTarget

To help manufacturers mitigate security risks, the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence convened a coalition of technology companies to establish standards to help manufacturers and healthcare providers strengthen the security of the wireless infusion pump ecosystem. The resulting document, “Special Publication 1800-8: Securing Wireless Infusion Pumps In Healthcare Delivery Organizations” provides guidance on how to incorporate technology considerations, including cybersecurity controls, during the device design and FDA review processes.

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November 08, 2017  |  CISO Mag

Globe News Wire: SecurityMatters is proud to announce that they will work with NIST’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) for their latest cybersecurity project, “Capabilities Assessment for Securing Manufacturing Industrial Control Systems”, focused on counteracting cyber attacks against ICS devices that are crucial to manufacturing processes.

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November 07, 2017  |  Korea IT Times

SecurityMatters is proud to announce that they will work with NIST’s  National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) for their latest cybersecurity project, “Capabilities Assessment for Securing Manufacturing Industrial Control Systems”, focused on counteracting cyber attacks against ICS devices that are crucial to manufacturing processes. 

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November 05, 2017  |  Arshad Noor

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently initiated a project to show how multi-factor authentication using FIDO protocols can help mitigate e-commerce fraud. As one of the Technical Collaborators chosen by NIST to assist with this effort, StrongAuth modified the popular open-source e-commerce platform, Magento, to integrate FIDO protocols into the purchasing process as a proof-of-concept.

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October 24, 2017  |  GCN

NIST has been talking with first responders across the country about what they’d like to see in wearable technology. 

Then early next year, NIST plans to begin testing products at the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence in Rockville, Md. About 20 devices will be tested, including both phones and wearables (headsets, smart clothing, body cameras, and heads-up displays).