Washington, DC - The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) is pleased to announce that GreenTec-USA, CryptoniteNXT, Micro Focus, Tripwire, Semperis, Cisco, and Symantec have joined as technology collaborators in the Identifying and Protecting Assets Against Ransomware and Other Destructive Events Project. Technology collaborators for the Detecting and Responding to Ransomware and Other Destructive Events Project include Glasswall Solutions, Micro Focus, Tripwire, Semperis, Cisco, and Symantec. Open source technologies from FileZilla and Duplicati will also be used.
In response to a call in the Federal Register, these companies submitted capabilities that aligned with desired solution characteristics. The technology collaborators were extended a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA; see example) enabling them to participate in a consortium where they will contribute expertise and hardware or software to help refine a reference design and build an example standards-based implementation.
These collaborations will result in two separate publicly available Cybersecurity Practice Guides (the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Special Publication 1800 series). These guides will document reference designs aimed at effectively identifying an organization’s assets that may become targets of data integrity attacks, as well as assets’ potential vulnerabilities that may facilitate these attacks. The guides will also detail methods and potential tools that can detect, mitigate, and contain data integrity events in the components of an enterprise network, and identify tools and strategies to aid in a security team’s response to such an event.