StrongKey, a cybersecurity company who makes breaches irrelevant with solutions built on open source hardware-based key management, was selected to collaborate with the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCOE, under the U.S. Department of Commerce) in the Data Confidentiality: Identifying and Protecting Assets and Data Against Data Breaches Building Black Consortium to develop practical, interoperable cybersecurity approaches that address the real-world needs of complex and Information Technology (IT) systems.
Data breaches occur all too often and can have large economic and reputational impacts on organizations, creating harm for consumers whose personal data is leaked.
The goal of this project is to provide a practical solution to identify and protect the confidentiality of an enterprise’s data. This project will also provide guidance on data confidentiality in two parallel projects to provide modular, adaptable guidance, rather than an all-or-nothing approach.
This project will result in a publicly available National Institute of Standards and Technology Cybersecurity Practice Guide, a detailed implementation guide of the practical steps needed to implement a cybersecurity reference design that addresses this challenge. Please read the fact sheet for this project.
"StrongKey is excited to work with the NCCoE, once again leveraging its extensive cybersecurity experience in everything from protecting sensitive payments and health data to integrating with complex manufacturing processes and industrial IoT equipment," says COO Jake Kiser. The cybersecurity company works with organizations across industries to guard access with strong authentication, to protect against tampering with digital signatures, and to secure sensitive data with tokenized encryption and encrypted file management.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROJECT HERE: Data Confidentiality: Identifying and Protecting Assets and Data against Data Breaches
About the NCCoE: The NCCoE, part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), is a collaborative hub where industry organizations, government agencies, and academic institutions work together to address businesses' most pressing cybersecurity issues. This public-private partnership enables the creation of practical cybersecurity solutions for specific industries, as well as for broad, cross-sector technology challenges.