The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) brings together experts from industry, government, and academia to solve complex, real-world cybersecurity challenges. Using standards and best practices, the NCCoE and its collaborating partners demonstrate how to apply secure technologies to accelerate the adoption of cybersecurity and improve the security posture of businesses. Our projects result in NIST Cybersecurity Practice Guides, providing detailed information on how to replicate our example solutions. To ensure widespread adoption of our practice guides, we invite collaboration from the public and private sectors. 

Project Feedback Requested

To accelerate the adoption of secure technologies, the NCCoE understands that our work needs to be relevant and useful to U.S. businesses. We welcome feedback on potential and current projects open for public comment:

Calls for Technology Vendor Collaboration

Technology vendors are critical to NCCoE projects. In addition to our National Cybersecurity Excellence Partners, we regularly invite technology vendors to participate in the development of our example solutions. These vendors can participate by answering a Federal Register Notice (FRN) to provide software, equipment, and support to help solve a specific cybersecurity project or challenge. The following projects are currently seeking technology collaborators:

New Ideas

Don’t see a project that addresses your cybersecurity concern? Let us know! The NCCoE is dedicated to addressing businesses’ most pressing cybersecurity problems with practical, standards-based solutions using commercially available technologies. In support of that objective, we encourage you to suggest cybersecurity challenges for us to explore. We can provide example solutions for highly technical, complex cybersecurity problems that affect an entire sector or multiple sectors. Submit your suggestions:

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A Community of Interest (COI) is a group of professionals and advisors that share business insights, technical expertise, challenges, and perspectives to guide NCCoE projects. Learn more and sign up.

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