News and Events

February 09, 2018

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is one of the main technology drivers behind new applications in the Energy Industry. However, integration of different technologies, processes, business, social, and regulation realms presents complicated security, privacy & interoperability challenges which must be addressed as IIoT technologies develop. The Industrial Internet Consortium is bringing together global energy leaders to discuss requirements, gaps and opportunities for leveraging the data that is building up within and around our energy systems, and to use that data to increase production and decrease costs. The IIoT Energy Forum will highlight the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and NIST’s activities in the Energy sector – shining a spotlight on smart grids, industrial...

January 17, 2018

The National Institute of Standards and Technology's National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence is seeking comments on a newly released project on energy-sector asset management. The draft project aims to provide guidance to energy-sector companies on how to address vulnerabilities within industrial control systems that leave the sector open to “malicious” cyber attacks.

October 18, 2017

As part of an NCCoE project, CyberX will be demonstrated in simulated manufacturing environments incorporating a diverse range of HMIs, PLCs, and OT protocols from multiple OT vendors. The project will result in a NIST Cybersecurity Practice Guide demonstrating how companies can strengthen controls with behavioral anomaly detection, without impacting the performance of their operational technology (OT) environments

October 17, 2017

NCCoE Security Engineer Jim McCarthy will lead the session titled "Convergence of Cybersecurity Situational Awareness Capabilities for the Energy Sector" at GridSecCon 2017 in St. Paul, MN. NCCoE engineers alongside former Department of Energy CTO Pete Tseronis, Eric Andersen and Mark Rice of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory  (PNNL), and Mary-Ann Ibeziako and Don Hill of University of Maryland College Park, Engineering and Energy, will share their expertise on Situational Awareness and discuss the recently NIST Special Publication 1800-7 that uses commercially available products to explore the methods for energy providers to more readily detect and remediate anomalous conditions and investigate the chain of events that led to the anomalies.

October 10, 2017

Dragos (https://dragos.com) announced today that it has become a National Cybersecurity Excellence Partner (NCEP) with NIST's National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE). Through the partnership, Dragos will provide expertise and tools such as Dragos Platform to NIST to develop practical guidance that industrial security teams can utilize to implement standards-based security controls.

October 03, 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.

September 21, 2017

Cutting edge technologies are essential to help the electricity sector adapt to the evolving cyber threat landscape.The National Institute of Standards and Technology found that these solutions can be integrated within a utility’s network to boost situational awareness and cope with attacks.

May 07, 2017

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.

April 25, 2017

The National Institute of Standards and Technology's National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) actively reaches out to industry partners for feedback on what companies consider the most important cybersecurity challenges, and what companies might be doing about them, said Don Faatz, a cybersecurity engineer at The MITRE Corporation working at the NCCoE. Companies can submit and test products at the center provided that the solutions integrate with other commercial offerings.

April 20, 2017

Siemens and the National Institute of Standards and Technology‘s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence have collaborated to craft a cybersecurity practice guide for the energy sector.

April 18, 2017

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.

April 17, 2017

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.

April 14, 2017

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.

March 16, 2017

CIS and NIST recently updated their critical security controls and framework. To read more about the new requirements and for Audit & Compliance go here. The critical security controls and framework make us CyberSecuirty and Network Mangement Best Practices.

March 04, 2017

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.

March 02, 2017

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.  

February 23, 2017

Waratek, along with a group of companies including Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Siemens, and RSA, worked closely with the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoe) to develop an example solution for electric companies to alert their staff to potential or actual cyberattacks directed at the grid. The example draft outlines the implementation of this solution and comments from the public are sought until April 17, 2017.

February 23, 2017

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.

February 17, 2017

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released for public comment a draft guide for electric utilities to detect and remediate cyber anomalies, investigate those incidents and share findings with other energy companies. The draft guide on “Situational Awareness for Electric Utilities” was developed 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.

February 16, 2017

As part of their current cybersecurity efforts, many electric utilities monitor data from the various systems and devices they rely on to keep the power flowing and to secure both their information technology and facilities. Pulling these data together and correlating events across data streams can be a time-consuming process, so the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology collaborated with a team of experts from industry, academia and government to develop a guide utilities can use to improve situational awareness and better respond to potential cyber attacks.