Donna Dodson leads the National Institute of Standards and Technology's National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, which aims to work with businesses to improve their cybersecurity posture, often by helping them find commercially available technology. While cybersecurity guidancecan originate within the federal government, the market must independently promote the technology for it to last, she told Nextgov.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology announced Friday it is extending the deadline for public comment on a draft report on securing consumer data until July 17.
Leaders of a Senate health committee sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office asking the agency to conduct a study of potential cybersecurity risks facingelectronic health records and other health IT tools.
“We’re in a position right now where those who are benefiting are a very, very small percentage of organizations,” Nate Lesser, deputy director of the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, said during a panel on threat intelligence at the RSA Conference here Wednesday.
Cybersecurity professionals in government and the private sector will converge on San Francisco this week for the RSA Conference, while Washington lawmakers act on cybersecurity concerns and the international community takes a look at cyber as well.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology wants the government and private industry to be on the same page when it comes to cybersecurity. The agency that issues hundreds of pages of cyber guidance for federal agencies also invited businesses from banks to restaurants to share best practices for public-facing web applications. Nate Lesser, deputy director of the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence at NIST, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain why this is important and where things go from here.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking public comments on a new list of proposed technology demonstration projects aimed at improving cybersecurity for consumer-facing businesses
NCCoE director Donna Dodson, who also serves as associate director and chief cyber security advisor of the Information Technology Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, was named one of Washington, DC’s top 50 women in tech by FedScoop, a government technology news website.
In FedScoop’s profile of Dodson, she discusses her approach to leadership at the center and shares how the NCCoE “is trying ‘to actualize those standards and practices and develop blueprints’ that industry and agencies can put to work.”
Last week, Timothy McBride, director of operations at the NCCoE, was recognized by FCW in the Federal 100, a list of government, industry and academic leaders who have played pivotal roles in how the federal government acquires, develops and manages information technology.
The NCCoE is supported by a federally funded research and development center, a budget-conscious way to quickly respond to the cybersecurity needs of industry.