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In the news
April 16, 2015  |  Federal News Radio

The National Institute of Standards and Technology wants the government and private industry to be on the same page when it comes to cybersecurity. The agency that issues hundreds of pages of cyber guidance for federal agencies also invited businesses from banks to restaurants to share best practices for public-facing web applications. Nate Lesser, deputy director of the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence at NIST, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain why this is important and where things go from here.

Press Releases
April 08, 2015

To take advantage of the gathering of so many cybersecurity professionals, the NCCoE will host three cybersecurity working sessions in San Francisco between April 20 - 23, 2015, at the same time the RSA 2015 conference takes place.

Press Releases
April 05, 2015

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) is seeking collaborators on an effort to demonstrate an identity and access management system for financial services organizations. Current identity and access systems employed by the financial sector sometimes operate in isolation from one another, or cannot be integrated because the parts are incompatible. Operation is thus complex and prone to errors and inconsistencies can be exploited by attackers or insider threats.

In the news
April 02, 2015  |  Inside Cybersecurity

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking public comments on a new list of proposed technology demonstration projects aimed at improving cybersecurity for consumer-facing businesses

Press Releases
April 01, 2015

NIST’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) has posted a revised draft white paper that will inform projects aimed at helping companies better manage who has access to their IT assets. This project is an NCCoE “building block,” which are example cybersecurity implementations that apply to multiple industry sectors and can be incorporated into many of the center's sector-specific use cases.

Press Releases
April 01, 2015

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invites the public to comment on a report from the Feb. 12, 2015, Executive Technical Workshop on Improving Cybersecurity and Consumer Privacy. The workshop, a collaboration with Stanford University, brought together chief technology officers, information officers and security executives to discuss the challenges their organizations and industrial sectors face in implementing advanced cybersecurity and privacy technologies.

In the news
March 30, 2015  |  FedScoop

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, was named one of Washington, DC’s top 50 women in tech by FedScoop, a government technology news website.

In FedScoop’s profile of Dodson, she discusses her approach to leadership at the center and shares how the NCCoE “is trying ‘to actualize those standards and practices and develop blueprints’ that industry and agencies can put to work.”

Blog
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.

In the news
March 15, 2015  |  FCW

Last week, Timothy McBride, director of operations at the NCCoE, was recognized by FCW in the Federal 100, a list of government, industry and academic leaders who have played pivotal roles in how the federal government acquires, develops and manages information technology.

The NCCoE is supported by a federally funded research and development center, a budget-conscious way to quickly respond to the cybersecurity needs of industry.

Press Releases
February 16, 2015

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology invites vendors of technologies for situtational awareness to address cybersecurity challenges in the electric power sector in collaboration with the NCCoE.The NCCoE published a notice in the February 2, 2015 issue of the Federal Register that describes the process for companies to request a template for a letter of interest, which outlines their proposed contributions.