NIST, DHS Join Forces to Create Secure Global Smart Cities

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Federal agencies don’t always play nice with one another.  That’s why it’s great to hear that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have teamed up to jointly sponsor the 2018 Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) which will focus on designed-in cybersecurity for “smart city” systems that are more secure, reliable, resilient and protective of privacy.

As Doug Maughan, Director the DHS S&T Cyber Security Division noted at the initiative’s roll out n Washington, D.C., the partnership will take advantage of the strengths each agency brings to the table.  “NIST has good ties to the smart city ecosystem, including local communities and technology companies,” Maughan said. “DHS S&T CSD has excellent connections to the cybersecurity industry and to cybersecurity researchers. The SC3 is designed to connect these groups so that our smart city solutions will be reliable and resilient, and will also protect our privacy.”

Arch Street is pleased to work with both NIST and DHS S&T to help advanced energy grid security and spark new innovation and technology commercialization in the cybersecurity space.  Through our work with NYSTEC via the DHS Transition to Practice Program we are seeking to foster new pathways for transfer of federally-funded technologies into the marketplace.  With NIST’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, Arch Street is helping shape the next generation of cybersecurity best practice use cases in the energy and manufacturing sectors.



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