1. What is the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence?
2. What is the NCCoE focused on accomplishing?
3. Is the NCCoE a part of NIST?
4. What are the benefits of collaborating with the NCCOE?
5. How is the NCCoE different from other cybersecurity centers?
6. How is the NCCoE differentiating itself from other centers of excellence?
7. How can my organization partner with the NCCoE?
8. How do I learn about opportunities to work with the NCCoE?
9. How can I contact the NCCoE if I want more information?
The NCCoE provides businesses with real-world cybersecurity capabilities—based on commercially available technologies. The center brings together experts from industry, government and academia to demonstrate integrated cybersecurity that is cost-effective, repeatable and scalable.
The NCCoE is dedicated to furthering innovation through the rapid identification, integration and adoption of practical cybersecurity solutions.
Yes. The NCCoE is hosted by NIST.
The center was established in 2012 through a partnership between the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the State of Maryland and Montgomery County.
The NCCoE is part of the NIST Information Technology Laboratory and operates in close collaboration with the Computer Security Division. As a part of the NIST family, the center has access to a foundation of prodigious expertise, resources, relationships and experience.
Advance your organization’s adoption of practical cybersecurity solutions that are usable, repeatable and secure.
Access integrated cybersecurity solutions that match your industry’s specific business needs.
Rely on cybersecurity solutions that are built on commercially available technologies.
Increase your organization’s ability to innovate by bridging technology gaps.
Work with cyber innovators in a trusted, state-of-the-art, collaborative environment.
Deepen your organization’s understanding of cybersecurity capabilities, relevant costs and integration and adoption methods.
Broaden your organization’s awareness of cybersecurity technologies and standards.
The NCCoE develops practical cybersecurity solutions—based on commercially available technologies—that can be rapidly applied to the real challenges that businesses face each day.
The NCCoE does not perform conventional research and development (R&D) activities.
The NCCoE sets itself apart with a state-of-the-art, collaborative environment that is similar in form and function to the types of innovation centers that many Fortune 500 companies rely upon.
In this space, the NCCoE brings together experts from industry, government and academia to build and demonstrate integrated cybersecurity solutions that are cost-effective, repeatable and scalable. The center employs professionals to facilitate collaboration among participants trying to identify and solve today’s most pressing cybersecurity challenges.
There are several ways to work with us:
Participation in an NCCoE project as a vendor - Contribute your expertise, hardware or software to the solution to a specific problem.
Participation in an NCCoE community of interest as a user of our solutions - Provide information and feedback to help validate and improve them.
Participation as an integrator - Help customers implement our example solutions in real environments and provide feedback.
The National Cybersecurity Excellence Partnership - a formal mechanism for partnering with the NCCoE.
We host workshops, meetings and other events to interact with members of industry, government and academia who want to collaborate on projects and other initiatives that will lead to practical cybersecurity solutions. In addition, we occasionally publish in the Federal Register to invite the public to participate on a first-come, first-served basis in individual projects and use cases.
Please monitor the NCCoE website and the Federal Register for upcoming use cases relevant to your business, government agency or academic institution.Return to Top