Supply Chain Assurance

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The NCCoE has released the final project descriptionValidating the Integrity of Computing Devices. Use the button below to view this publication.

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Current Status

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) recently released the final project description: Validating the Integrity of Computing Devices. 

This project is currently seeking technology vendors to participate in the development of an example solution. Please see our Federal Register notice for more information. If you as a technology vendor are interested in providing products and technical expertise as a collaborator on the reference design for this project, please send an email to supplychain-nccoe@nist.gov requesting a Letter of Interest template.

Summary

Organizations today face the challenge of identifying trustworthy products due to increased risk resulting from compromises in cyber supply chains.  Cyber Supply Chain Risk Management is an evolving approach to modernizing information technology (IT) systems, as information and operational technologies rely on complex, globally distributed and interconnected, supply chain ecosystems to provide highly refined, cost-effective, and reusable solutions.  

For this project, the NCCoE will produce example implementations to demonstrate how organizations can verify that the internal components of their purchased computing devices are genuine and have not been altered during the manufacturing and distribution processes.  Additionally, this project will demonstrate how to inspect the processes that verify that the components in a computing device match the attributes and measurements declared by the manufacturer.

This project will result in a publicly available NIST Cybersecurity Practice Guide, a detailed implementation guide of the practical steps needed to implement a cybersecurity reference architecture model that addresses the challenge.