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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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July 16, 2013

Akamai is the most recent National Cybersecurity Excellence Partner (NCEP), joining thirteen other companies that have agreed to help advance the adoption of secure technologies by U.S. businesses.

Companies that have joined with the NCCoE through NCEP agreements contribute hardware to the test environments in our labs, software to the NCCoE’s example solutions, and personnel who collaborate with staff members at the NCCoE.

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July 15, 2013

Appearing today is the third of three Federal Register notices announcing NIST's intention to sponsor a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) to help the NCCoE address industry's needs most efficiently. The notice requests comments by 5 pm ET on July 22, 2013.

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July 01, 2013

NIST has released a draft outline of a cybersecurity framework for critical infrastructure. The public is invited to comment.

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June 23, 2013

Tripwire and CA Technologies are the two most recent National Cybersecurity Excellence Partners (NCEP), joining eleven other companies that have pledged to help accelerate the adoption of secure technologies by U.S. businesses. 

NCEP partners contributions’ range from providing the hardware to create test environments in our labs, to software for integrating into solutions, to co-locating personnel as guest researchers to work onsite at the NCCoE.

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June 08, 2013

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence will sponsor "Principled Defenses: The 2014 Cybersecurity Innovation Forum," January 28 to 30 at the Baltimore Convention Center. Members of the National Security Agency, Department of Homeland Security, and NIST will participate. The forum will cover the existing threat landscape, provide presentations on current and emerging practices, technologies and standards, and involve scenario-based exercises and formulation of a public-private roadmap.

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April 21, 2013

Today a Federal Register notice announced NIST's intention to sponsor a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) to help the NCCoE address industry's needs most efficiently. When established, this will be the first FFRDC founded by the Department of Commerce and the only one in the nation devoted to cybersecurity. Learn more from the NIST press release.