NIST Director Pat Gallagher will testify today at a joint hearing before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs at 2:30 p.m. on The Cybersecurity Partnership Between the Private Sector and Our Government: Protecting our National and Economic Security. You can watch online at the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation website.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today issued a Request for Information (RFI) in the Federal Register as its first step in the process to develop a Cybersecurity Framework, a set of voluntary standards and best practices to guide industry in reducing cyber risks to the networks and computers that support critical infrastructure vital to the nation's economy, security and daily life. Read more in a press release from NIST.
Tomorrow at RSA, Donna Dodson, director of the NIST Computer Security Division and acting executive director of the NCCoE, will moderate a panel titled, “PNG-F41 - Administration Cyber Security Priorities for Federal Information Systems.” Panelists include Matthew Scholl, deputy division chief of the NIST Computer Security Division, and
This overview will include discussion of continuous monitoring; trusted internet connection (TIC) capabilities and traffic consolidation; and strong authentication to federal information systems using HSPD-12 personal identity verification (PIV) cards.
The session will take place on March 1, 2013 from 9:00 to 10:00 am in Room 131.
Donna Dodson, director of the NIST Computer Security Division and acting executive director of the NCCoE, will speak on a distinguished panel at RSA today from 10:40 to 11:40 am titled, “Roadmap Toward a More Secure and Resilient Cyber Ecosystem.” Donna will be joined by
Dr. Peter Fonash, the DHS Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary Cybersecurity and Communications and CTO, will facilitate the discussion.
Dr. Pat Gallagher, the director of NIST, will be at the NCCoE’s booth (#250) at RSA from 4:00 to 4:30 pm to meet people, listen to ideas and discuss NIST’s role in the February 12, 2013 Executive Order "Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity." Leadership from the NIST Computer Security Division and key NCCoE staff will join Dr. Gallagher at the booth.
Yesterday, in response to the Executive Order, NIST issued a Request for Information (RFI) in the Federal Register as its first step in the process to develop a Cybersecurity Framework, a set of voluntary standards and best practices to guide industry in reducing cyber risks to the networks and computers that support critical infrastructure vital to the nation's economy, security and daily life.
Nate Lesser, the NCCoE deputy director, will be at CyberMaryland’s RSA Expo Booth (#216) from 2:30 pm to 3:00 pm to present the center’s 2013 strategy and discuss recent milestones in the Secure Exchange of Electronic Health Information Demonstration Project (HITS). Nate will describe the HITS Use Case for Mobile Devices and talk about how organizations can participate and contribute. He will also take questions.
Staff from the NCCoE (booth #250) enjoyed a productive first day at the RSA Conference and celebrated an overwhelmingly positive response from executives at private companies, and staff members from academic institutions, government agencies and non-profit groups. NCCoE staff spoke to an array of interested parties and found quite a few prospective collaborators. Staff members from NCCoE also demonstrated a proof of concept for the Trusted Geolocation in the Cloud throughout the day.
Visit us at booth #250 this week at the 2013 RSA conference in San Francisco. We’re excited to meet cyber enthusiasts, learn about emerging technologies and find prospective collaborators. Some highlights:
Visit the NCCoE booth for a Trusted Geolocation in the Cloud technical demonstration:
Today, the NCCoE posted a Federal Register notice about the center’s Secure Exchange of Electronic Health Information Demonstration Project. This project will undertake challenges such as the variety of client devices and the range of health care data exchange standards. By addressing and resolving security concerns, the outcomes of this project will help health care providers secure the electronic transfer of health information. If you are interested in participating, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join NCCoE leadership and keynote speaker, President Bill Clinton, at the upcoming HIMSS13 workshop. The event takes place in New Orleans from March 3-7, 2013, and brings together health care professionals to explore topics affecting the industry, including health information exchange (HIE). The HIE symposium will review HIEs that have progressed post-HITECH and how HIE overlaps with national, state and local health care initiatives. The HIE Roundtable will focus participants on key questions in electronic information exchange including vendors, capabilities and meaningful use. Visit the HIMSS 2013 website for more information.
The NCCoE is collaborating with NIST’s cloud computing experts to enforce geolocation restrictions and secure shared cloud servers. On January 14, 2013, the center will host a workshop to explore hands-on, proof-of-concept implementation designed to address the challenges associated with cloud computing.
To register, please send an email with the attendee’s name, affiliation and email address in the body of the message to NCCoE_Events@nist.gov, with the subject “Trusted Location in the Cloud” by January 13, 2013. Also, please click to view the draft interagency report.
Today's Federal Register announces the National Cybersecurity Excellence Partnership (NCEP), a way for U.S. companies to form long-term collaborations with the NCCoE. Participating companies will provide components of example solutions to intractable cybersecurity challenges. To learn more, read the Federal Register notice, or contact us at email@example.com.
NCCoE Director Donna Dodson wrote a guest blog post on the U.S. Department of Commerce website describing the NCCoE and how it will operate industry to address today’s cybersecurity problems. She explained the center’s unique approach to use cases where team members “work together to identify objectives and create opportunities for collaborative leadership among technology and business communities.” Read the whole post.
Yesterday, the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence hosted a workshop to introduce the center, a public-private collaboration for accelerating the widespread adoption of integrated cybersecurity tools and technologies. The center is hosted by NIST in collaboration with the State of Maryland Department of Economic Development and Montgomery County, Maryland.
The workshop brought together experts from industry, government and academia to address present-day cybersecurity challenges, test emerging technologies, and deliver quick and cost-effective solutions. The workshop addressed start operations as well as engaged and solicited feedback from user communities and sectors (health, financial, utility, etc.), government agencies, academia and other organizations. Read more in a press release from NIST.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today announced a new partnership to establish the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, a public-private collaboration for accelerating the widespread adoption of integrated cybersecurity tools and technologies. The State of Maryland and Montgomery County, Md., are co-sponsoring the center with NIST, which will work to strengthen U.S. economic growth by supporting automated and trustworthy e-government and e-commerce. Read more in a press release from NIST.