Press Releases

Press Releases
March 19, 2014

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology invites vendors of technologies for identity and access management to address cybersecurity challenges in the electric power sector in collaboration with the NCCoE.

Press Releases
February 24, 2014

NIST’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) has proposed two new building blocks, one to help organizations develop capabilities for attribute based access control, the other to help enterprises address security issues that result from the use of mobile devices to access company resources. The NCCoE invites the public to comment on the draft documents. The comment period is open until March 28, 2014.

Press Releases
February 23, 2014

Juniper Networks, Red Hat and Lumeta are the latest companies to become National Cybersecurity Excellence Partners. These organizations have pledged their hardware, software and expertise to the development of standards-based, example solutions to the intractable cybersecurity challenges faced by U.S. businesses. They join 16 other IT market leaders in supporting the mission of the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence at NIST.

Press Releases
February 23, 2014

On Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at the Maryland State House, U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski (Md.), Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, Montgomery County Maryland Executive Isiah Leggett and Maryland’s Secretary of Economic Development Dominick Murray joined Under Secretary of Commerce and NIST Director Patrick Gallagher to celebrate the signing of the Partnership Intermediary Agreement. Leaders of Intel, Cisco, and Hewlett-Packard, three of the center’s 19 National Cybersecurity Excellence Partners, also attended the ceremony.

Press Releases
December 23, 2013

A notice today at FedBizOpps.gov "provides portions of a Draft Request for Proposals (RFP) for non-commercial services posted in accordance with FAR 15.201 for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). This notice is posted in regards to the proposed establishment of a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) to support the mission of the NIST, National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE)."

Press Releases
December 22, 2013

ID/DataWeb is the most recent and sixteenth company to become a National Cybersecurity Excellence Partner, pledging to work with the NCCoE to advance the rapid adoption of secure technologies.

National Cybersecurity Excellence Partners contribute hardware, software and expertise to the development of example solutions to the intractable cybersecurity challenges that affect American businesses.

Press Releases
November 18, 2013

The NCCoE is inviting comments from industry on two proposed use cases detailing cybersecurity challenges faced by the financial services sector. Resolving these challenges will provide a set of tools to improve the security of financial networks and systems by providing comprehensive IT asset management and unified access control mechanisms.

Press Releases
October 21, 2013

NIST released its Preliminary Cybersecurity Framework to help critical infrastructure owners and operators reduce cybersecurity risks in industries such as power generation, transportation and telecommunications.

Press Releases
September 22, 2013

Building blocks are cybersecurity solutions that are applicable across multiple industry sectors. The Software Asset Management Building Block will help organizations inventory and assess the state of installed software across their IT systems.

Press Releases
August 28, 2013

Yesterday the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released a preliminary draft of the cybersecurity framework in preparation for the fourth workshop on September 11-13, 2013 in Richardson, Texas.

Hosted by the University of Texas at Dallas, the workshop is a forum for members of industry to provide feedback on the draft framework. Draft materials are available on the NIST website and participants are asked to review them prior to the workshop.