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NIST Invites Tech Vendors to Participate in Energy Sector Cybersecurity Initiative

Jeff Brody

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is looking for sources of technology platforms and technical services that can help NIST develop guidance for securing internet-of-things devices used across the energy sector.

According to a document issued by NIST, participants in the Cooperative Research and Development Agreement will work to help the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence establish a reference architecture for protecting industrial IoT networks used for distributed energy resource operations.

As part of the initiative, interested parties must submit a sample concept that deploys open-source or commercially available cybersecurity capabilities such as machine learning and predictive analytics-based technologies, information visualization systems, data integrity technologies, authentication platforms, network monitoring tools and sensor systems.

NCCoE is made-up of government, industry and academic professional with the goal of addressing national information technology challenges and improve trust in the nation’s IT systems.

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