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April 11, 2016  |  Don Tobin

On April 5, 2016, in coordination with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework Workshop 2016, the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) hosted a pre-workshop with members of the maritime and oil & natural gas industries to begin identifying and prioritizing cybersecurity challenges facing the industry. This NCCoE-facilitated open session was the first in a series of discussions with this industry sector to help define cybersecurity challenges to address jointly with industry and technology providers in NCCoE labs.

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April 07, 2016  |  Inside Cybersecurity

A new “profile” mapping the federal framework of cybersecurity standards to the maritime sector is intended to establish a baseline for what the Coast Guard expects from industry on cyber protections, a Coast Guard official said today...The Coast Guard hopes to expand its framework profile work to other maritime subsectors, including offshore drilling, navigation, and commercial vessels, according to Dan Tobin, a senior security engineer at NIST’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, which has assisted the Coast Guard in developing the profile.

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April 05, 2016  |  Phys.org

Secure handling of sensitive, noncredit card consumer data, multifactor authentication for e-Commerce transactions and combating online fraud were the topics of a collaborative workshop hosted by the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence at the UAB Hill Student Center on March 22.

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March 28, 2016  |  Sarah Kinling and Mary Yang

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) hosted a successful workshop, Protecting Consumer Data: Securing Payment and Transaction Information, on March 22 at the University of Alabama Birmingham. The day of conversation brought together more than 60 professionals from across the retail and payment ecosystem, including security technology vendors. The online webcast attracted more than 100 attendees.

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March 28, 2016  |  Intelligent Utility

Leverage government-industry partnerships such as NIST’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) to help jump start your IAM and situational awareness implementations. NCCoE has a plethora of cybersecurity implementation examples that can help all size energy organizations leverage proven third-party products to address cybersecurity framework, NERC CIP, and other standards and best practices.

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March 23, 2016  |  Security Intelligence

From the hospital hallways to home-based treatment, smartphones, tablets and wearables are aiding health care practitioners in their treatment of patients by providing secure access to critical, real-time patient data in electronic medical records.

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March 15, 2016  |  MDBIZNews

Led by the Maryland Department of Commerce, the CyberMaryland delegation wrapped up a very productive week at RSA™ 2016, the nation’s top information security conference and expo. Held annually in San Francisco, this year’s event – its 25th – drew a record 40,000-plus attendees to the Moscone Center.

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March 10, 2016  |  Sarah Kinling

With attacks on America’s largest retailers continually in headlines, adaptable secure solutions are required. A 2014 Deloitte report on retail cybersecurity revealed that 100% of retailer survey respondents listed “theft of customer data” as their primary concern, followed by breach-related costs, and financial fraud. The retail industry is hungry for solutions that can not only be implemented today to solve current problems, but can also help mitigate future security issues. While challenges persist, innovative advances in cybersecurity technologies present new opportunities to increase security while maintaining business operations. To continue it’s work in addressing the most immediate and critical cybersecurity challenges, the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) is hosting a collaborative workshop, Protecting Consumer Data: Securing Payment and Transaction Information, at the University of Alabama Birmingham on March 22.

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March 08, 2016  |  MeriTalk

Private-public collaboration in cybersecurity is absolutely necessary, panelists said Wednesday at the Cybersecurity Conference for a New America in Washington, D.C.

New organizations and programs like the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence are being implemented to facilitate collaboration and innovation between the government and private businesses.

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March 08, 2016  |  HealthITSecurity

One of the recent tools created to help organizations stay compliant with their mobile devices was released toward the end of last year.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) developed a guideline for implementing mobile security measures on both personal and organization-owned mobile devices.