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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.

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September 30, 2013

This October marks the 10th anniversary of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), a nationwide initiative that helps people learn about cybersecurity and find ways to protect their homes, communities and businesses.

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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.

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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.

Press Releases
August 15, 2013

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence welcomes Palo Alto Networks as the latest National Cybersecurity Excellence Partner (NCEP). Palo Alto joins with 14 other NCEP partners in a pledge to accelerate the adoption of secure solutions by U.S. businesses.

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August 01, 2013  |  FedTech

Innovation is imperative as agencies advance their use of technology. Under the direction of Charles Romine, the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s IT Laboratory (ITL) is designed to promote innovation and enhance security.

Romine spoke with FedTech managing editor Matt McLaughlin about the work ITL is doing to meet this mission, as its scientists explore a wide variety of technologies, including cloud computing, electronic voting, smart grid, homeland security applications and health IT.

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July 28, 2013  |  FCW

To support a mission that is certain to grow in scope and significance, the agency last year launched its National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCOE). Based near NIST's Gaithersburg, Md., headquarters, the center started off as a concept but over the last year has grown into a hive of activity.

Press Releases
July 24, 2013

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence invites comments on two technical descriptions, or use cases, of cybersecurity challenges faced by the energy sector:

  • Identity and Access Management
  • Data Aggregation and Monitoring

Comments from the public will help the NCCoE couch the use cases so that the solutions are as widely applicable as possible. Please submit comments to energy_nccoe@nist.govby Aug. 12, 2013.

Press Releases
July 24, 2013

NIST Director Pat Gallagher will testify today at 2:30 p.m. before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. The hearing, titled “The Partnership Between NIST and the Private Sector: Improving Cybersecurity,” is Director Gallagher's fifth appearance before the Senate to discuss NIST's collaboration with industry on standards and best practices for the protection of information technology in critical infrastructure.

Press Releases
July 17, 2013

A team composed of members from NIST’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), Intel, and RSA is the recipient of the 2013 Innovation Award from RSA for their proof of concept and implementation of “Trusted Geolocation in the Cloud.” The implementation uses RSA Archer commercial enterprise and risk management solutions and dashboard/reporting and integration functionality to demonstrate that a compute node in a virtualized environment can be measured at launch time, continuously monitored and have its phys