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April 19, 2017  |  Yahoo Finance

MobileIron (MOBL), the security backbone for the digital enterprise, and Entrust Datacard, a leader of trusted identity and secure transaction technologies, today announced that their joint derived credentials solution, MobileIron Derived Credentials with Entrust IdentityGuard Mobile Smart Credential, will be included in an upcoming project by the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) on Derived Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Credentials.

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April 18, 2017  |  Siemens Corporation

Siemens, over the last several months, has worked closely with the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on a cybersecurity project for the energy sector.

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April 17, 2017  |  Inside Cybersecurity

The comments due today are on NIST's draft guide for electric utilities “Situational Awareness for Electric Utilities” which outlines methods for detecting and remediating cyber anomalies, investigating those risks and sharing findings with other energy companies.

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April 14, 2017  |  Inside Cybersecurity

The draft guide—1800-7—on “Situational Awareness for Electric Utilities” was developed and released in February for public comment by NIST's National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence with input from industry, and provides an “example solution” to help utilities alert staff to potential and actual cyber attacks on the electric grid.

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March 16, 2017  |  cyberscoop

Donna Dodson has multiple roles at the National Institute of Standards and Technology — the U.S. government’s premier measurement and testing laboratory. In addition to being the chief cybersecurity adviser to Acting NIST Director Kent Rochford, she is associate director of the Information Technology Laboratory — one of six labs at NIST — and director of the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence.

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March 07, 2017  |  Joshua M. Franklin and Christopher Brown

The 2017 RSA Conference offered great opportunities, as usual, for the NCCoE staff to learn from the cyber community and engage with industry. The conference supported an entire track of mobile security talks, and common themes included the intersection of mobile security/IoT, and the (lack) of privacy within mobile ecosystems. As the NCCoE continues its work in mobile device security, we were excited to see mobile security gaining more traction at the RSA Conference.

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March 04, 2017  |  Newsweek

The grid has been vulnerable physically for decades. Today, we are just beginning to understand the seriousness of an emerging threat to the grid’s cybersecurity. As the grid has become more dependent on computers and data-sharing, it has become more responsive to changes in power demand and better at integrating new sources of energy. But its computerized control could be abused by attackers who get into the systems.

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March 02, 2017  |  The National Law Review

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) released a draft of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Practice Guide, Special Publication 1800-7: "Situational Awareness for Electric Utilities." The Practice Guide includes a model solution that can be used by electric sector companies to alert their staff to potential or actual cyber attacks.  

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February 27, 2017  |  ForeScout

ForeScout is pleased to announce our partnership with the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). This week, we signed a Memorandum of Understanding with NCCoE to formalize our already fruitful relationship. With NCCoE, alongside government and industry partners, we help refine existing security architectures and innovate to solve future cybersecurity challenges. It is truly a unique kind of public-private collaboration.

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February 23, 2017  |  The Conversation

Security standards can help ensure utility companies keep their protection strong. The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology has its own recommendations, though they are not mandatory for utilities. A draft version of a new set of guidelines was just released, adding both urgency and detail for utility companies.