Clearwater Compliance, a provider of cybersecurity and compliance solutions, is the newest member of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) National Cybersecurity Excellence Partnership (NCEP) at NIST’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE). Clearwater joins 28 cybersecurity market leaders as part of the public-private industry collaboration that is focused on providing real-world, standards-based cybersecurity capabilities that address business needs. As an NCCoE NCEP member, Clearwater has pledged its cyber risk management software, methodology and expertise.
“Joining NIST’s National Cybersecurity Excellence Partnership is a significant milestone for Clearwater,” said Bob Chaput, CEO of Clearwater Compliance. “Protecting critical information systems and assets from cybersecurity threats and criminals is a national priority. The velocity of change in the attack vectors is alarming and requires vigilance and innovation to protect these systems and data. It is no longer sufficient to sit behind a firewall and pretend you are safe. It takes a partnership of the best industry and federal resources to provide best practices, instruction, methodologies and tools to counteract and defend our national digital assets. We are honored to work side-by-side with our federal partners and industry experts in sharing insights and expertise to develop the solutions necessary to secure the U.S. economy against cybersecurity threats.”
Clearwater worked closely with NIST and the NCCoE on a newly published https://nccoe.nist.gov/projects/use-cases/medical-devices guide to help health care organizations better secure wireless infusion pumps. The new NCEP membership marks a significant step forward in Clearwater’s plans to share best practices with the varied critical infrastructure sectors.
“The challenge of cybersecurity cannot be solved by a single organization,” said Tim McBride, deputy director of NCCoE. “At the NCCoE, collaboration across government, industry, and academia helps accelerate the adoption of secure technologies and, ultimately, helps strengthen the cybersecurity posture of our nation. We’re excited to work with innovative, standards-based companies like Clearwater Compliance to meet the challenges of improving cybersecurity.”
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