Monday, March 5, 2018 to Friday, March 9, 2018

Engage with the NCCoE and NIST at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference and Exhibition to learn how we are accelerating the deployment and use of secure, standards-based technologies to enhance cybersecurity.


Creating Practical Cybersecurity Guidance for PACS
Tuesday, March 6 at 12:30pm in FH06 in the Federal Health IT Solutions Pavilion
NCCoE Healthcare Sector Lead Jennifer Cawthra alongside Cybersecurity Researcher Kevin Littlefield will discuss the newest healthcare sector project, Securing Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS). Come learn how the NCCoE is bringing together different stakeholders in the healthcare space, and leveraging standards and commercially available products, to create practical cybersecurity guidance.

Securing “PACS” Through Collaboration Workshop
Tuesday, March 6 at 2:00pm in 4608 Zeno (meeting room)
Following the Creating Practical Cybersecurity Guidance for PACS discussion, the NCCoE Healthcare team will hold a workshop where attendees can expect to gain a better understanding of the NCCoE’s mission, the value of being a PACS collaborator, and the process. We will also hold a roundtable discussion to address PACS cybersecurity challenges and more.

Cybersecurity at NIST
Wednesday, March 7 at 12:30pm at FH22 in the Federal Health IT Solutions Pavilion
NIST's Applied Cybersecurity Division Chief Kevin Stine will discuss his strategic vision for Cybersecurity and Privacy Applications, Cybersecurity Framework, NCCoE, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, and Privacy Engineering and Risk Management. He'll also provide the status on critical issues NIST is addressing such as Cryptography, Standards, and more.

NCCoE Kiosk

Stop by the NCCoE Kiosk (10219-05) in the Federal Health IT Solutions Pavilion. 


RSA Conference 2018

Monday, April 16, 2018 to Friday, April 20, 2018


Recover Quickly & Safely from Ransomware
April 16, 4:10pm
With ransomware’s growing impact, recovering enterprise data quickly and ensuring that the data is accurate and safe has become critical. In this session, Tim McBride, NCCoE Acting Deputy Director, will discuss recently released NIST SP1800-11, Data Integrity: Recovering from Ransomware and Other Destructive Events, which demonstrates how a company can use standards-based technologies to efficiently recover from data integrity events. Learn more about this seminar.

Improving Mobile Authentication for Public Safety and First Responders
April 19, 8am
Bill Fisher, NCCoE engineer, will discuss the challenge of mobile native application authentication for public safety personnel and demo a reference design developed by NCCoE and industry experts. Learn more and reserve a seat now!

Network monitoring is going away... now what? TLS, QUIC, and beyond
April 19, 8am
Protocol improvements to prevent pervasive monitoring, such as forward secrecy and metadata hiding, are being standardized and deployed in response to greater awareness of threats to network traffic. The changes impact monitoring. The panel includes a cross-section of experts including an impacted enterprise network architect, a NIST security expert working toward solutions, and ACLU technologist. NCCoE computer scientist Tim Polk will participate on the panel. Learn more about this panel.


Check back soon for a list of demonstration topics, times, and locations. 


2018 Texas Private Equity Conference

Friday, February 9, 2018

The NCCoE's Zach Furness will participate on the panel “The Emerging Cyber Security Risk in Private Equity Investing" at the 2018 Texas Private Equity Conference in Austin, Texas on February 9 at 1:40pm. This session will examine the growing cyber security threat, strategies to identify risks, how the risks are changing, and the costs of securing corporate assets. Cyber security threats are dramatically increasing risks for private equity investors. The number of data breaches at US companies has increased dramatically over the past ten years, and the loss of intellectual property from breaches is expected to exceed $2 trillion globally by 2020. The risks for private equity investors include theft of intellectual property, loss of customer and supplier information, direct financial losses, and damage to corporate reputations; all of which lead to the direct loss of company value. 

Ken Wiles, Associate Director, Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst Center for Private Equity Finance


Jake Olcott, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, BitSight Technologies

Zach Furness, Technical Director, National Cybersecurity FFRDC, The MITRE Corporation

Boe Hartman, Chief Information Officer, GS Bank USA, Goldman Sachs

Brian Kelly, Chief Security Officer, Rackspace
Tim Millikin, Principal, TPG Capital and TPG Growth

International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE)

Monday, March 5, 2018 to Friday, March 9, 2018

IWCE will be taking place on March 5-9 this year at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida and the NCCoE's Bill Fisher will be participating in two panels. On March 6th at 11:45, he will be speaking about Implementing the NIST Cybersecurity Frameworks in Your Organization along with Chuck Brooks, VP of Educational Technologies Group.  Also on the 6th, at 1:30, Bill will be speaking gon a panel titled Authentication and ID Management for Public Safety Talk Groups. For this panel, he will be joined by Barry Luke and Chris Kindelspire of NPSTC.

IJIS Institute’s National Symposium

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 to Friday, February 9, 2018

The IJIS Institute’s National Symposium is the only event focused on information sharing & safeguarding (IS&S) for justice, public safety, and homeland security. This year, NCCoE engineer Bill Fisher will speak on a panel about the center's Mobile Single Sign-On for Public Safety First Responders project at the event, which will be held in Arlington, Virginia.

The panel is tentatively scheduled for February 7th from 11:30-12:30 and will also feature Tom Gensch of 5th Column.


CyberUSA Conference 2018

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

CyberUSA will be held this year in San Antonio at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center on January 30th. The NCCoE's Anne Townsend will be the moderating the "Cyber Innovation: The Top 5 Cyber Threats to Your Region & How to Work Together for Prevention & Remediation" panel. The panelists for this session include: 

  • Andre Dempsey of Def-Logic, Inc.
  • Ethan Schmertzler of Dispel
  • Pierluigi Stella of Network Box USA, Inc.

2018 SAE Government/Industry Meeting

Thursday, January 25, 2018

The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) 2018 Government/Industry Meeting is an annual conference designed to unite significant numbers of government policy and regulatory makers with auto industry representatives to discuss the effect of government action on future vehicle design. The Meeting provides a neutral forum to share information to provide the legislative and regulatory bodies the means to properly analyze the technical aspects prior to drafting legislation or regulations for safety, emission control, and energy conservation. This year's meeting will be held in Washington, DC from January 24-26 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

On January 25th at 10:15 am, the NCCoE’s Zach Furness will join NIST’s Suzanne Lightman and representatives from Ford, Honda, the American Center for Mobility and John Hopkins’ Applied Physics Lab on a panel to discuss issues surrounding Cybersecurity and Privacy.

API Cybersecurity Conference & Expo 2017

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 to Wednesday, November 8, 2017

The energy industry, including oil and natural gas, is ranked 2nd highest of all industries most likely to suffer a cyber attack. This conference is organized by API to provide an opportunity to network with cybersecurity professionals, and to candidly discuss challenges and share solutions. These sessions, essential to cybersecurity, are chosen and presented by recognized experts in the field.

Dave Weitzel and Julie Snyder, Cybersecurity Engineers at the NCCoE, and Josephine Long of the US Coast Guard will be speaking about Industry/Government Partnership: Cybersecurity through Development of a NIST CSF Profile with US Coast Guard during the session entitled NIST Cybersecurity Framework: Use & Deployment on Tuesday, November 7th at 10:40am.

CyberMaryland 2017

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 to Thursday, October 12, 2017

MITRE’s Zach Furness, Acting Technical Director at the National Cybersecurity FFRDC, which operates the NCCoE, will be participating in a panel at this year’s Cyber Maryland at the Baltimore Convention Center. The panel is entitled, Academic Catalysts in the Local, National, and International Cybersecurity Ecosystems and Agendas and begins at 11:00 am on October 12th.

The CyberMaryland Conference is an annual two-day event presented by the Federal Business Council (FBC) in conjunction with academia, government and private industry organizations. The theme, “Leading the Cyber Generation,” captures the event’s intent to provide unparalleled information sharing and networking opportunities for development of cyber assets on both the human and technological side. Additionally, the conference provides an opportunity for Maryland to demonstrate its natural leadership in Cyber Security.

4th Annual Industrial Control Cyber Security USA Summit

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 to Wednesday, October 4, 2017

David Weitzel, cybersecurity engineer at the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), will be presenting a session entitled The NCCOE Approach to Situational Awareness on October 4th from 11:30am-12:00pm at this year’s 4th Annual Industrial Control Cybersecurity USA meeting.

Cyber Senate will meet this year in Sacramento, CA to bring key stakeholders together to address our responsibility in ensuring the safety, reliability and stability of our Critical National Infrastructure. Key topics of discussion will pivot on the convergence of operational and information technology transformation, design, implementation, integration and risks associated with enterprise facing architecture.

Mr. Weitzel’s presentation will discuss the NCCoE’s example solution that can be used by electric sector companies to alert their staff to potential or actual cyber attacks directed at the grid.