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March 16, 2017  |  cyberscoop

Donna Dodson has multiple roles at the National Institute of Standards and Technology — the U.S. government’s premier measurement and testing laboratory. In addition to being the chief cybersecurity adviser to Acting NIST Director Kent Rochford, she is associate director of the Information Technology Laboratory — one of six labs at NIST — and director of the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence.

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March 04, 2017  |  Newsweek

The grid has been vulnerable physically for decades. Today, we are just beginning to understand the seriousness of an emerging threat to the grid’s cybersecurity. As the grid has become more dependent on computers and data-sharing, it has become more responsive to changes in power demand and better at integrating new sources of energy. But its computerized control could be abused by attackers who get into the systems.

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March 02, 2017  |  The National Law Review

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) released a draft of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Practice Guide, Special Publication 1800-7: "Situational Awareness for Electric Utilities." The Practice Guide includes a model solution that can be used by electric sector companies to alert their staff to potential or actual cyber attacks.  

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February 27, 2017  |  ForeScout

ForeScout is pleased to announce our partnership with the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). This week, we signed a Memorandum of Understanding with NCCoE to formalize our already fruitful relationship. With NCCoE, alongside government and industry partners, we help refine existing security architectures and innovate to solve future cybersecurity challenges. It is truly a unique kind of public-private collaboration.

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February 23, 2017  |  The Conversation

Security standards can help ensure utility companies keep their protection strong. The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology has its own recommendations, though they are not mandatory for utilities. A draft version of a new set of guidelines was just released, adding both urgency and detail for utility companies.

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February 23, 2017  |  Waratek

Waratek, along with a group of companies including Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Siemens, and RSA, worked closely with the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoe) to develop an example solution for electric companies to alert their staff to potential or actual cyberattacks directed at the grid. The example draft outlines the implementation of this solution and comments from the public are sought until April 17, 2017.

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February 17, 2017  |  Inside Cybersecurity

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released for public comment a draft guide for electric utilities to detect and remediate cyber anomalies, investigate those incidents and share findings with other energy companies. The draft guide on “Situational Awareness for Electric Utilities” was developed by NIST's National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence with input from industry, and provides an “example solution” to help utilities alert staff to potential and actual cyber attacks on the electric grid.

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December 20, 2016  |  Inside Cybersecurity

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has announced a new opportunity for industry collaboration on multifactor authentication technology, in an effort to increase the security of online identities and reduce risk of online fraud.

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November 30, 2016  |  Inside Cybersecurity

The National Institute of Standards and Technology's National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence on Tuesday issued a call for organizations to provide products and technical knowledge to support new cybersecurity platforms for “mobile application single sign on” capabilities for the public safety sector and first responders.

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November 29, 2016  |  BusinessWire

The announcement comes at an opportune time for Clearwater as the company is experiencing record growth, a strong demand for its Cyber Risk Services (CRS) solution, a new managed solution to help hospital CIOs and CISOs safeguard their data, systems, and reputation and the company’s selection by the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) for a first-of-its-kind risk assessment collaboration project, focusing on wireless IV medical infusion pumps.