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April 21, 2016  |  Sarah Weeks and Mary Yang

As part of our outreach efforts, this week the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) attended the Electronic Transaction Association’s annual conference, TRANSACT 16, to engage the retail and commercial payment ecosystem as we scope out new projects at the NCCoE focused on the consumer-facing and retail sector.

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April 11, 2016  |  Don Tobin

On April 5, 2016, in coordination with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework Workshop 2016, the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) hosted a pre-workshop with members of the maritime and oil & natural gas industries to begin identifying and prioritizing cybersecurity challenges facing the industry. This NCCoE-facilitated open session was the first in a series of discussions with this industry sector to help define cybersecurity challenges to address jointly with industry and technology providers in NCCoE labs.

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March 28, 2016  |  Sarah Kinling and Mary Yang

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) hosted a successful workshop, Protecting Consumer Data: Securing Payment and Transaction Information, on March 22 at the University of Alabama Birmingham. The day of conversation brought together more than 60 professionals from across the retail and payment ecosystem, including security technology vendors. The online webcast attracted more than 100 attendees.

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March 10, 2016  |  Sarah Kinling

With attacks on America’s largest retailers continually in headlines, adaptable secure solutions are required. A 2014 Deloitte report on retail cybersecurity revealed that 100% of retailer survey respondents listed “theft of customer data” as their primary concern, followed by breach-related costs, and financial fraud. The retail industry is hungry for solutions that can not only be implemented today to solve current problems, but can also help mitigate future security issues. While challenges persist, innovative advances in cybersecurity technologies present new opportunities to increase security while maintaining business operations. To continue it’s work in addressing the most immediate and critical cybersecurity challenges, the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) is hosting a collaborative workshop, Protecting Consumer Data: Securing Payment and Transaction Information, at the University of Alabama Birmingham on March 22.

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February 08, 2016  |  Sarah Kinling

On February 8, 2016, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) hosted a ribbon cutting and building dedication ceremony for the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence’s (NCCoE) new facility in Rockville, Md. Representing the public-private collaboration at the center, Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, Senator Barbara Mikulski, Senator Ben Cardin, Rep. John Delaney, Rep. John Sarbanes, Maryland Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett, and Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and NIST Director Willie May participated in the ribbon cutting.

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March 26, 2015

On the Department of Commerce’s blog, NCCoE director Donna Dodson, who also serves as associate director and chief cyber security advisor of the Information Technology Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, shares her history and experiences at NIST.

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October 26, 2014

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence is contributing to National Cybersecurity Awareness Month by focusing on the development of new generations of cybersecurity professionals and raising awareness about the importance of simple measures for online security.

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September 30, 2013

This October marks the 10th anniversary of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), a nationwide initiative that helps people learn about cybersecurity and find ways to protect their homes, communities and businesses.

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February 25, 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.

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June 28, 2012

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.