Dragos to Contribute its ICS/OT Expertise as a NIST NCCoE National Cybersecurity Excellence Partner
Dragos 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.
HANOVER, Md., Oct. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Dragos (https://www.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.
“It’s an honor to work with the NCCoE team as a NCEP partner to help build upon the guidance and standards already provided by NIST,” said Matt Cowell, Director of Product Marketing at Dragos. “At Dragos, increasing industrial cybersecurity, best-practice education, and threat awareness is a foundational goal and this provides another way in which we can help strengthen ICS/OT cybersecurity with real-world, practical guidance.”
Dragos applies expert human intelligence and behavioral analytics to redefine industrial control system (ICS) cybersecurity. Its industry-first, ICS/OT cybersecurity ecosystem provides control systems operators with unprecedented situational awareness over their environments, with comprehensive threat intelligence, detection, and response capabilities. Dragos’ solutions include the Dragos Platform, providing ICS/OT-specific threat detection and response; Dragos Threat Operations Center, providing ICS compromise assessment, threat hunting, and incident response services; and Dragos WorldView, providing global, ICS-specific threat intelligence. Headquartered in metropolitan Washington DC, Dragos’ team of ICS cybersecurity experts are practitioners who’ve lived the problems the industry faces hailing from across the U.S. Intelligence Community to private sector industrial companies.
About the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE)
The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), a part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), is a collaborative hub where industry organizations, government agencies, and academic institutions work together to address businesses’ most pressing cybersecurity challenges. This public-private partnership enables the creation of practical cybersecurity solutions for specific industries or broad, cross-sector technology challenges. Working with technology partners—from Fortune 500 market leaders to smaller companies specializing in IT security—the NCCoE develops modular, easily adaptable cybersecurity solution examples demonstrating how to apply standards and best practices using commercially available technology. The NCCoE documents these example solutions in the NIST Special Publication 1800 series, which maps capabilities to the NIST Cyber Security Framework and details the steps needed for another entity to recreate the example solution. The NCCoE was established in 2012 by NIST in partnership with the state of Maryland and Montgomery County, Md.
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