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August 08, 2017  |  Sys-Con Media

Rivetz today announced it has been selected by the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), to collaborate on its Multifactor Authentication for e-Commerce project.

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August 03, 2017  |  Asia Pacific Security Magazine

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released a Federal Register notice (FRN) for the Secure Inter-Domain Routing: Route Hijacks project. This notice invites technology vendors to participate in the collaborative project.

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August 01, 2017  |  Market Wired

Route1 Inc., a world-leader in secure data protection technologies and user authentication for government and enterprise, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Route1 Security Corporation is working with the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) in the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence Derived Personal Identity Verification Credentials Building Block to develop practical, interoperable cybersecurity approaches that address the real-world needs of complex Information Technology (IT) systems.

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July 31, 2017  |  PR Web

Automation Federation will continue the Cybersecurity initiative with the new President’s administration. The White House National Security Staff has requested the assistance of AF to help in the preparation/implementation of a cybersecurity workforce development plan and stated that they trust and value the partnership with AF to be the leader in the OT Cybersecurity effort. AF will maintain its engagement with the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCOE) to strengthen Operational Technology (OT), the technology that is used to operate, monitor and control the power system.

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July 25, 2017  |  Healthcare IT News

Petya is straight ransomware. That means it encrypts data and demands payment to unlock it. The recent NotPetya exploit, though, is a new variant of the Petya family of ransomware that has been substantially modified to include worm functionality, explained Rich Curtiss, managing consultant at Clearwater Compliance and a liaison who coordinates cybersecurity vulnerability projects with the NIST’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence.

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July 17, 2017  |  Inside Cybersecurity

The increased threats for an interconnected economy, and the promise of an emerging Internet of Things, have prompted government and industry policymakers to examine, and grapple with, the roles and responsibilities for mitigating automated cyber attacks -- a struggle that was on display last week at a meeting hosted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology and which will be further fleshed out in written comments at the end of this month on an emerging botnet strategy by the Trump administration.

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July 13, 2017  |  Inside Cybersecurity

The Federal Trade Commission's authority to shut down an online operation that is seen as harming consumers is an effective tool in combating automated and distributed attacks, according to an FBI cyber investigator.  “We have worked a lot with the FTC,” said the FBI's Tom Grosso at an event on Wednesday hosted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology on automated and distributed attacks. “You have these great powers” to shut down an online operation if it's shown to be harming consumers, Grosso said. Grosso spoke as part of a panel that included FTC lawyer Andrea Arias, who emphasized the commission's enforcement role in addressing cybersecurity risks from the growing Internet of Things.

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July 12, 2017  |  ExecutiveBiz

Clearwater Compliance has become a member of a public-private cybersecurity collaboration within the National Institute of Standards and Technology‘s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence. The Nashville, Tennessee-based cybersecurity and compliance management provider said Tuesday it will pledge its cyber risk management software, methodology and expertise as a member of NIST’s National Cybersecurity Excellence Partnership.

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July 12, 2017  |  Inside Cybersecurity

A key industry representative for the electricity sector is recommending a security certification program for devices that connect to the internet, which could offer consumer “rebates” as a way to mitigate cybersecurity risks from the emerging Internet of Things. Wilcox offered his proposal near the end of the first day of a two-day meeting hosted by NIST's National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence on mitigating DDoS and botnet threats. NIST is hosting the event in its efforts to help develop a report required by President Trump's cybersecurity executive order on protecting critical government and industry systems from automated and distributed attacks.

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July 12, 2017  |  Inside Cybersecurity

The National Institute of Standards and Technology concluded a two-day meeting today on addressing automated and distributed attacks on the internet, which highlighted the numerous and broad challenges policymakers face in mitigating threats from the emerging Internet of Things, including an undefined role for government and lack of consensus on the responsibility of developers in securing devices.