National Institute of Standards and Technology
From time to time, we cover topics from NIST. If you joined us for Cybersecurity Awareness Month, you followed along with the themes that NIST set out. However, you may not be sure what NIST does.
From the Wikipedia page, “The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is a physical sciences laboratory and a non-regulatory agency of the United States Department of Commerce. Its mission is to promote innovation and industrial competitiveness. NIST’s activities are organized into laboratory programs that include nanoscale science and technology, engineering, information technology, neutron research, material measurement, and physical measurement.”
NIST was formed in 1901 and for 120 years, they’ve been pushing American innovation. PC Matic is happy to join in with that mission. Moreover, the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) is a branch under NIST. They’ve formed a partnership with 50 American businesses to initiate the National Cybersecurity Excellence Partnership (NCEP).
As a partner, we’ve pledged to commit resources to, “our mutual efforts to advance the rapid adoption of secure technologies.” These resources can be physical or the collective of our knowledge, including experts in their field to assist with research and development.
Our CEO, Rob Cheng, believes, “cyber threats are an imminent threat to America’s national security.” Furthermore, Mr. Cheng is a proponent of transparency in attacks. Most importantly, by becoming a partner, we can allocate resources to helping strengthen American security.
We want you to learn more about these agencies! First, visit the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s website. Learn about all the different sectors they cover.
Next, venture down the cybersecurity rabbit hole with us by visiting NCCoE’s website. You can learn about the center, current projects, and any news. You may even find some interesting events to keep you occupied.
Finally, keep up with us here at PC Matic. We love hearing from you. And we love hearing about what you’ve been learning. Let’s continue to stay safe together.
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