According to a Federal Register notice, NIST’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence seeks partnerships to “establish tools and procedures to defend, detect, and respond to data confidentiality events” as part of the Data Confidentiality Building Block initiative.
The first effort will focus on identifying and protecting assets and data against breaches while the second project revolves around data breach detection, response and recovery activities.
“The NCCoE chose to address data confidentiality in two parallel projects to provide modular, adaptable guidance rather than an all-or-nothing approach,” NIST noted.
The agency plans to issue a cybersecurity guide upon the completion of both projects. The building block effort is slated to begin no sooner than March 5.
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