NIST’s Data Integrity Building Block

Friday, June 3, 2016 @ 04:06 PM gHale


The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) wants organizations to provide products and technical expertise to support and demonstrate security platforms for the Data Integrity Building Block.

This is the first step for the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) in collaborating with technology companies to address cyber security challenges identified under the Data Integrity Building Block. Participation in the Data Integrity Building Block is open to all interested organizations.

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Interested parties must contact NIST to request a letter of interest template. Letters of interest will end up accepted on a first come, first served basis. Collaborative activities will commence as soon as enough completed and signed letters of interest have been returned to address all the necessary components and capabilities, but no earlier than July 1.

When the Data Integrity Building Block has been completed, NIST will post a notice on the NCCoE Data Integrity Building Block Web site announcing the completion of the Data Integrity Building Block and informing the public that it will no longer accept letters of interest for this Data Integrity Building Block.

The NCCoE, part of 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 cybersecurity approaches that address the real-world needs of complex Information Technology (IT) systems. By accelerating dissemination and use of these integrated tools and technologies for protecting IT assets, the NCCoE’s goal is 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.

NIST is soliciting responses from all sources of relevant security capabilities to enter into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) to provide products and technical expertise to support and demonstrate security platforms for the Data Integrity Building Block. Click here to view the Data Integrity Building Block.