News and Events

Standards sought for securing consumer data for retailers

May 17, 2016

According to the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), there’s evidence that PII is now worth much more on the black market than credit card numbers, and the implementation of EMV in the U.S. will likely lead to a surge in counterfeit cards and other types of fraud. Regulations and standards around protecting PII have emerged overseas, but not so much in the U.S. So, the NCCoE is taking public comment on a project around securing non-credit card and sensitive consumer data.

Making Digital Commerce Security More Secure

May 04, 2016

To address specific threats to the ecommerce environment, Demandware is leveraging its commerce expertise to collaborate with the Retail Cyber Information Sharing Center (R-CISC), where we are a premier member, and the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) on developing new best practices for retailers.

R-CISC Summit Highlights Importance of Collaboration in Securing Retail

May 04, 2016

Last week, the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) presented at the 2016 Retail Cyber Intelligence Summit in Chicago. Hosted by the Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center (R-CISC), a nonprofit resource for retailers that collects and shares threat intelligence in a safe and secure way, this two-day event brought together nearly 200 information security leaders representing many prominent retail and consumer services organizations.

2016 Retail Cyber Intelligence Summit

April 24, 2016

NIST Deputy Director and NCCoE Senior Security Engineer Bill Newhouse will present Working Together: Addressing Retail Cybersecurity with Standards and Best Practices on Monday, April 25 from 10:40am to 11:30am at the Retail Cyber Intelligence Summit in Chicago. This session will focus on specific challenges in the retail and payment ecosystems and how the NCCoE is working with stakeholders from across the retail ecosystem to address important retail cybersecurity issues.

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NCCoE Explores the Challenges of Card-Not-Present Fraud and Consumer Data Security at TRANSACT 16

April 21, 2016

As part of our outreach efforts, this week the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) attended the Electronic Transaction Association’s annual conference, TRANSACT 16, to engage the retail and commercial payment ecosystem as we scope out new projects at the NCCoE focused on the consumer-facing and retail sector.

Example solutions and best practices for protecting consumer information via retail payment systems

April 05, 2016

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. Cybersecurity experts and retail executives from several major retailers gathered to discuss and identify pressing retail cybersecurity issues, applicable standards, best practices, and how current and emerging cybersecurity technologies and relevant architectures can be used to address these cybersecurity business challenges.

Retail Cybersecurity Workshop Kicks Off New NCCoE Projects

March 28, 2016

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.

Workshop - Protecting Consumer Data: Securing Payment and Transaction Information

March 21, 2016

Cybersecurity incidents affecting consumer-facing businesses threaten the financial security of companies and the public, weakening consumer confidence, eroding individual privacy protections, and damaging the brand value and reputation of businesses.

Join the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) for a public workshop to help consumer-facing businesses improve the security around their payment ecosystem and better protect consumer information. Dive into technical issues, architectures, standards, and best practices surrounding multifactor authentication of online transactions and secure handling of sensitive, non-credit card consumer data with some of the brightest minds in this area.