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January 23, 2018  |  PRweb

The Center for Responsible Enterprise And Trade ( joins cybersecurity leaders as a member of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) National Cybersecurity Excellence Partnership (NCEP) at NIST’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), a public-private initiative designed to advance the rapid adoption of cybersecurity capabilities to address business needs.

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January 17, 2018  |  Inside Cybersecurity

The National Institute of Standards and Technology's National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence is seeking comments on a newly released project on energy-sector asset management. The draft project aims to provide guidance to energy-sector companies on how to address vulnerabilities within industrial control systems that leave the sector open to “malicious” cyber attacks.

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January 16, 2018  |  Internet of Things Institute

The federal government is looking to work with IoT device and networking vendors to demonstrate new security standards in practice, with the aim of better securing connected products used by consumers and small businesses against botnets and six other automated distributed threats. With that goal, the project, “Mitigating IoT-based Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS)” calls for vendors to leverage standards, specifically, the Manufacturer Usage Description (MUD) specification, and security best practices, to demonstrate a proposed approach for secured deployment of IoT devices in home and small enterprise networks. 

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January 04, 2018  |  Inside Cybersecurity

The National Institute of Standards and Technology's National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence is calling for companies to provide products and expertise to support their project on transport layer security. This request, made in a Federal Register notice published last week, is a first step in a collaboration between the NCCoE and technology companies to address cybersecurity challenges found in the NIST NCCoE Transport Layer Security Server Certificate Management Building Block.

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January 03, 2018  |  Inside Cybersecurity

The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence will develop a “practice guide” to help protect Internet of Things devices from botnet threats that leverages industry solutions, as part of the Trump administration’s broader effort to eliminate threats from botnets. The NCCoE is soliciting “products and technical expertise to support and demonstrate security platforms” for securing IoT from botnet threats, as part of the “Mitigating IoT-Based DDoS Building Block.” The cybersecurity center will accept “letters of interest” in participating in the initiative starting on Jan. 26, according to a Federal Register notice issued on Dec. 27.

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January 02, 2018  |  NextGov

A Commerce Department cybersecurity center wants to work with industry to combat botnets powered by internet-connected smart devices. 
The goal is to enter into cooperative research and development agreements with companies and other organizations that can offer products and technical expertise that will make connected devices more secure, according to the late December notice from the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, located inside Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology.  

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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.