NIST Security Program Starts

Friday, April 18, 2014 @ 01:04 PM gHale


NIST wants organizations to provide products and technical expertise to support and demonstrate security platforms for identity and access management for the electric power sector.

A March 18 Federal Register Notice entitled, “National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) and Electric Power Sector Identity and Access Management Use Case,” is the initial step for the NCCoE to collaborate with technology companies to address cyber security challenges identified under the Energy Sector program. Participation in the use case is open to all interested organizations.

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The NCCoE, part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), is a public-private collaboration for accelerating the widespread adoption of integrated cyber security tools and technologies.

The NCCoE brings together experts from industry, government, and academia under one roof to develop practical, interoperable cyber security approaches that address the real-world needs of complex Information Technology systems.

By accelerating dissemination and use of these integrated tools and technologies for protecting IT assets, the NCCoE hopes to enhance trust in U.S. IT communications, data, and storage systems; reduce risk for companies and individuals using IT systems; and encourage development of innovative, job-creating cyber security products and services.

Click here for more information on the Energy Sector program.



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