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CHIPS Articles: NIST to host Second Workshop on Enhancing Resilience of the Internet and Communications Ecosystem

NIST to host Second Workshop on Enhancing Resilience of the Internet and Communications Ecosystem
By CHIPS Magazine - January 8, 2018
The National Institute for Standards and Technology will host the Second Workshop on Enhancing Resilience of the Internet and Communications Ecosystem February 28 and March 1.

This workshop will discuss substantive public comments, including open issues) on a draft report about actions to address automated and distributed threats to the digital ecosystem as part of the activity directed by Executive Order 13800, “Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure.”

In the workshop, the Departments of Commerce and Homeland Security seek to engage all interested stakeholders—including private industry, academia, civil society, and other security experts—on this draft report, its characterization of the threat landscape, the goals laid out, and the actions to further these goals. The draft report was published January 5, 2018 and is available: A Report to the President on Enhancing the Resilience of the Internet and Communications Ecosystem Against Botnets and Other Automated, Distributed Threats.

This report builds on the July 2017 Workshop on on Enhancing Resilience of the Internet and Communications Ecosystem. The proceedings of this workshop were published as NISTIR 8192, "Enhancing Resilience of the Internet and Communications Ecosystem: A NIST Workshop Proceedings."

Registration information is currently being finalized.

If you are not registered, you will not be allowed on site. Registered attendees will receive security and campus instructions prior to the workshop. *New Visitor Access Requirement: Effective July 21, 2014, Under the REAL ID Act of 2005, agencies, including NIST, can only accept a state-issued driver’s license or identification card for access to federal facilities if issued by states that are REAL ID compliant or have an extension. For further details, please visit: https://www.nist.gov/about-nist/visit/campus-access-and-security.

NON U.S. CITIZENS PLEASE NOTE: All foreign national visitors who do not have permanent resident status and who wish to register for the above meeting must supply additional information. Failure to provide this information prior to arrival will result, at a minimum, in significant delays in entering the facility. Authority to gather this information is derived from United States Department of Commerce Department Administrative Order (DAO) number 207-12. The required NIST-1260 form will be available during registration.

Event Details
Starts: February 28, 2018 - 08:30 AM EST
Ends: March 01, 2018 - 01:30 PM EST
Format: In-person Type: Workshop
Attendance Type: Open to public
Sponsors:
Departments of Commerce and Homeland Security

Location
National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence
9700 Great Seneca Highway
Rockville, MD 20850

Topics
Security and Privacy: acquisition, incident response, patch management
Applications: Internet of Things
Technologies: communications & wireless, networks
Laws and Regulations: Executive Order 13800, Homeland Security Presidential Directive 7, OMB Circular A-130
Activities and Products: conferences & workshops

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