Press Releases

Press Releases
October 25, 2015

Financial institutions can employ large numbers of people who use a variety of technology devices and applications across a wide geographic area. While these physical assets can be labeled and tracked using bar codes and databases, knowing what systems and applications are running on these devices is a much larger challenge. The inability to track the location and configuration of networked devices and software can leave an organization vulnerable to security threats.

Press Releases
October 21, 2015

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), in partnership with the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace National Program Office, is seeking comments on a new project focused on protecting privacy and security when reusing credentials at multiple online service providers.

Allowing third-party credentials saves businesses time and resources in managing identities. For users, the benefit comes from not having yet another username and password to manage and remember.

Press Releases
October 07, 2015

How are different government agencies working to address evolving security challenges? Join Passcode on Oct. 8 for a conversation with senior officials to get an inside look at how these challenges are being addressed.

Join the video stream live at 12pm on Oct.8!

Press Releases
October 05, 2015

Email. The modern working world cannot exist without it, but hackers exploit this vital service to steal money and valuable information. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is tackling this threat with two new projects.

NIST is publishing a draft document for comment that provides guidelines to enhance trust in email. And the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) is seeking collaborators to provide products and expertise to demonstrate a secure, standards-based email system using commercially available software and other tools.

Press Releases
September 15, 2015

The NCCoE's Software Asset Management Building Block white paper has been revised with comments from the public. Version 2 of the white paper has been posted for an additional 30-day comment period, which runs through October 16, 2015.

Building blocks are cybersecurity solutions that are applicable across multiple industry sectors.

Press Releases
August 24, 2015

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) is requesting comments on a draft guide to help energy companies better control who has access to their networked resources, including buildings, equipment, information technology and industrial control systems. The center, part of the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), works with IT developers and providers to help businesses reduce their cyber risk.

Press Releases
August 13, 2015

Today's Federal Register contains notices inviting technology vendors to collaborate with the NCCoE on three new projects to provide mobile device security, attribute based access control, and derived personal identity verification (PIV) credentials for mobile devices. Commercially available and open source products will be the modules in end-to-end example solutions to these challenges.

Press Releases
July 22, 2015

The NCCoE has released a draft for public comment of the first guide in a new series of publications that will show businesses and other organizations how to improve their cybersecurity using standards-based, commercially available or open-source tools.

Press Releases
July 14, 2015

Lookout is the most recent company to become a National Cybersecurity Excellence Partner (NCEP). Lookout joins 22 other information technology companieshelping to accelerate the adoption of secure technologies. Together with the other NCEPs, Lookout will contribute hardware, software and expertise to the center’s work.

Press Releases
May 14, 2015

To allow industry more time to prepare and submit comments, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has extended the deadline for comments on its draft NISTIR 8050 report, focused on cybersecurity challenges in consumer-facing industries.