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16 August 2017

NIST and OSIsoft partner to advance cybersecurity solution development

Real-time data management software firm OSIsoft partnered with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on cybersecurity solutions development.

Under the signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), OSIsoft will work with the NIST National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) in finding solutions to cybersecurity market challenges.

According to a statement, OSIsoft will provide NIST with the company’s data management software suite PI System and technical advice for the development of innovative cybersecurity frameworks.

The partnership will enable an increase in the development and adoption of cybersecurity technologies and business cases.

The terms of the MoU include OSIsoft collaborating with the US government, cybersecurity solution vendors, academia and other industry stakeholders to accelerate the adoption of standard-based cybersecurity solutions.

Paul J. Geraci, Senior Director, Intelligence and National Security at OSIsoft, said: “We look forward to continuing to provide the same trusted PI System architecture to the NCCoE as we do for worldwide organizations, the majority of CIKR, and our DoD, government agency, and Intelligence Community partners to aid the NIST’s efforts of solving real-world cybersecurity challenges.”

The MoU falls under efforts by NCCoE in expanding its collaboration with cybersecurity stakeholders in addressing issues hindering the market.

Some of the ways NIST collaborates with stakeholders in the cybersecurity sector is through the organisation’s Cybersecurity Framework (NIST CSF) providing organisations with guidance on how to improve cybersecurity programmes.

Previously, OSIsoft partnered with NCCoE in the development of the NIST Cybersecurity Practice Guide-Special Publication 1800-7 which helps utility companies to measure and improve their situational awareness against cyber attacks.

“OSIsoft is also currently collaborating with the NCCoE and other industry teammates on a new project to improve the security of manufacturing industrial control systems, "Capabilities Assessment for Securing Manufacturing Industrial Control Systems," highlights a press statement.

Cybersecurity collaborations

In related news, the European Network for CyberSecurity (ENCS) and the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENSTO-E) have in June signed a MoU to develop cybersecurity regulation, practices and standards for the electricity transmission system. Read more...

 

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