NIST Seeks Security Platforms for Data-Centric Security Management Project

NIST Seeks Security Platforms for Data-Centric Security Management Project
Data-Centric Security Management

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has asked industry and other interested stakeholders to provide products that could help demonstrate security technologies for a project meant to facilitate data-centric security management

NIST is seeking letters of interest to help the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) work with tech companies to address cyber challenges identified in the project titled Data Classification Practices: Facilitating Data-Centric Security Management, according to a notice published Friday.

The project seeks to come up with technology-agnostic practices for defining data handling and data classification rulesets to help improve current cyber and privacy risk management practices.

Organizations should include in their letters of interest commercially available security platform components and capabilities. These components include client devices, client device apps, enterprise services, data services and business services.

NIST also wants respondents to identify how their platforms help address desired security properties and characteristics, including the availability of a mechanism to verify the integrity of data handling rulesets and a method to validate the integrity of data classification tags or labels.

Selected organizations will provide and demonstrate security platforms under a consortium cooperative research and development agreement with NIST.

“Collaborative activities will commence as soon as enough completed and signed letters of interest have been returned to address all the necessary components and capabilities, but no earlier than November 8, 2021,” the NIST notice reads.

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