11 Tech Firms to Partner With NIST Cyber Center; Patrick Gallagher Comments

Patrick Gallagher
Patrick Gallagher

Eleven technology companies from the technology industry have signed partnerships with a National Institute of Standards Technology-hosted cybersecurity center that will aim to defend private sector assets from cyber threats.

The Rockville, Md.-based National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence will work with industry, academic and government leaders to help businesses solve problems related to cybersecurity. Government Security News reported Monday.

Patrick Gallagher, NIST director, said the partnerships with companies and other government partners are aimed at helping to protect information technology infrastructure and business information.

Companies participating in the center include:

  • Cisco
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • HyTrust
  • Intel
  • McAfee
  • Microsoft
  • RSA
  • Splunk
  • Symantec
  • Vanguard Integrity Professionals
  • Venafi

The center will use commercial technologies from participants to engineer and test cybersecurity offerings, according to GSN.

NIST formed the center through a memorandum of understanding with the state of Maryland and Montgomery County.

In February, the center kicked off a demonstration project to help healthcare providers document, maintain and exchange clinical data in a secure mobile environment.

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