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In the news
May 19, 2015  |  NextGov

Donna Dodson leads the National Institute of Standards and Technology's National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, which aims to work with businesses to improve their cybersecurity posture, often by helping them find commercially available technology. While cybersecurity guidancecan originate within the federal government, the market must independently promote the technology for it to last, she told Nextgov.

In the news
May 17, 2015  |  Inside Cybersecurity

The National Institute of Standards and Technology announced Friday it is extending the deadline for public comment on a draft report on securing consumer data until July 17.

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. 

Press Releases
May 10, 2015

To get substation and distribution sites ready for the new security standards will require a more robust electronic perimeter and physical security, according to [Lila] Kee [with GlobalSign, a cybersecurity consulting partner to the utility industry]. This will require a framework for identity access....Kee noted, "NCCOE published use cases involving technicians requiring secure physical and remote access and authorization to perform certain work orders on given substation systems."

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April 28, 2015  |  Bloomberg BNA

Leaders of a Senate health committee sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office asking the agency to conduct a study of potential cybersecurity risks facingelectronic health records and other health IT tools.

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April 22, 2015  |  Threat Post

“We’re in a position right now where those who are benefiting are a very, very small percentage of organizations,” Nate Lesser, deputy director of the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, said during a panel on threat intelligence at the RSA Conference here Wednesday.

In the news
April 19, 2015  |  Inside Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity professionals in government and the private sector will converge on San Francisco this week for the RSA Conference, while Washington lawmakers act on cybersecurity concerns and the international community takes a look at cyber as well.

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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.