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NCCoE Welcomes New Partners Tripwire and CA Technologies

6/24/2013

NCCoE to Sponsor Cybersecurity Innovation Forum

6/19/2013

NIST Director Pat Gallagher on Public-Private Partnerships and Cybersecurity

3/7/2013

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.


NIST Solicits Views, Ideas from Stakeholders for Cybersecurity Framework for Critical Infrastructure

3/5/2013

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.


NIST Leaders Part of Federal Cyber Security Panel

2/28/2013

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

  • Peter Fonash, CTO, Department Of Homeland Security
  • Lawrence Hale, Director, Strategic Solutions and Security Services, General Services Administration
  • Earl Crane, Director for Federal Cybersecurity, Executive Office of the President, National Security Staff

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 to Speak on Cyber Roadmap

2/28/2013

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

  • Gary Gagnon, CSO of MITRE Corporation
  • lieutenant General (Rt.) Harry Raduege, Chairman of the Deloitte Center for Cyber Innovation
  • Dr. Phyllis Schneck, VP and CTO of McAfee Global Public Sector
  • Richard Struse, Chief Advanced Technology Officer at DHS-NCCIC

Dr. Peter Fonash, the DHS Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary Cybersecurity and Communications and CTO, will facilitate the discussion.


NIST Director Pat Gallagher at NCCoE RSA Expo Booth at 4:00 pm

2/27/2013

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.


NCCoE at CyberMaryland’s RSA Expo Booth at 2:30 pm

2/27/2013

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.


NCCoE Enjoys a Productive First Day at RSA

2/26/2013

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.


The NCCoE at RSA

2/25/2013

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:

  • Dr. Pat Gallagher, director of NIST, will be at the NCCoE booth on Wednesday, February 27 from 4 - 4:30 pm.
  • NCCoE Deputy Director Nate Lesser will be at the CyberMaryland booth #216 to discuss the center, its business process, and the Secure Exchange of Health Information Demonstration Project on Wednesday, February 27, at 2:30 pm.

Visit the NCCoE booth for a Trusted Geolocation in the Cloud technical demonstration:

  • Monday, February 25 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Tuesday, February 26 from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday, February 27 from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm and 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday, February 28 from 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

NCCoE Launches Project to Secure Health Information

2/6/2013
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invites organizations to participate in a National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) effort to integrate commercially available security technologies with health information systems. The goal is to develop security demonstrations that health care providers can use to protect patient information. Read more in a press release from NIST.

Trusted Geolocation in the Cloud Workshop

1/15/2013
Yesterday, the center hosted the Trusted Geolocation in the Cloud Workshop to review methods that companies can adopt for cloud computing and similar technologies to harden their security measures. An accompanying draft interagency report 7904 titled, “Trusted Geolocation in the Cloud: Proof of Concept Implementation” provides a blueprint that can be used by the general security community to validate and implement this proof of concept.

Federal Register Notice: Secure Exchange of Electronic Health Information Project

1/15/2013

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 nccoe@nist.gov.

Click here to review the Federal Register notice.


Upcoming Event: HIMSS13, New Orleans, LA

1/10/2013

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.


Join the NCCoE for a Workshop: Trusted Geolocation in the Cloud

1/1/13

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.


NCEP: A Mechanism for Partnering with NCCoE

10/19/12

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 nccoe@nist.gov.


NCCoE Director’s Guest Blog Post Announces New Center

6/29/12

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.


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National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) Workshop

6/27/12

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.


NIST Establishes National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence

2/21/12

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.


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