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In the news
July 16, 2015  |  Metro Business Media

Montgomery County has placed it's bet on cybersecurity, making some ambitious moves to make sure it's a major player in the young and fast-growing industry, that includes converting a biotechnology incubator in Rockville to become the home of the newly formed National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE).

The NCCoE was created under the National Institute of Standards and Technology (a branch of the U.S. Department of Commerce with a large campus in Gaithersburg) to provide solutions to cybersecurity businesses on a national level.

Announcements
July 14, 2015

Lookout is the most recent company to become a National Cybersecurity Excellence Partner (NCEP). Lookout joins 22 other information technology companieshelping to accelerate the adoption of secure technologies. Together with the other NCEPs, Lookout will contribute hardware, software and expertise to the center’s work.

In the news
June 07, 2015  |  HealthITSecurity
Working to improve medical device security and cybersecurity is an increasingly popular topic as more hospitals and providers continue to use and implement connected devices. Toward the end of last year, the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Technological Leadership Institute (TLI) at the University of Minnesota announced that they were seeking feedback on a draft project to improve the cybersecurity of medical infusion pumps.
 
In the news
May 19, 2015  |  NextGov

Donna Dodson leads the National Institute of Standards and Technology's National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, which aims to work with businesses to improve their cybersecurity posture, often by helping them find commercially available technology. While cybersecurity guidancecan originate within the federal government, the market must independently promote the technology for it to last, she told Nextgov.

In the news
May 17, 2015  |  Inside Cybersecurity

The National Institute of Standards and Technology announced Friday it is extending the deadline for public comment on a draft report on securing consumer data until July 17.

Announcements
May 14, 2015

To allow industry more time to prepare and submit comments, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has extended the deadline for comments on its draft NISTIR 8050 report, focused on cybersecurity challenges in consumer-facing industries. 

Announcements
May 10, 2015

To get substation and distribution sites ready for the new security standards will require a more robust electronic perimeter and physical security, according to [Lila] Kee [with GlobalSign, a cybersecurity consulting partner to the utility industry]. This will require a framework for identity access....Kee noted, "NCCOE published use cases involving technicians requiring secure physical and remote access and authorization to perform certain work orders on given substation systems."

In the news
April 28, 2015  |  Bloomberg BNA

Leaders of a Senate health committee sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office asking the agency to conduct a study of potential cybersecurity risks facingelectronic health records and other health IT tools.

In the news
April 22, 2015  |  Threat Post

“We’re in a position right now where those who are benefiting are a very, very small percentage of organizations,” Nate Lesser, deputy director of the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, said during a panel on threat intelligence at the RSA Conference here Wednesday.

In the news
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.