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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.