The National Institute of Standards and Technology is asking interested organizations to provide tools and technical expertise for a program that aims to mitigate the effects of an enterprise data corruption incident.
NIST said in a notice posted Wednesday on Federal Register the agency’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence aims to produce a security architecture equipped with multiple components that will work to help companies recover databases, operating systems, user files, custom applications and software configurations from events that corrupt data.
Prospective participants will collaborate with each other and NIST personnel under the Data Integrity Building Block project through a consortium cooperative research-and-development agreement, the agency noted.
Each participant will also be asked to train agency personnel on how to operate commercial technology during capability demonstrations as part of the program.
NIST intends to back development of interfaces among tools of participating companies by providing them staff support and access to information technology infrastructure, laboratory and office and collaboration facilities.