The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) has issued a Federal Register Notice inviting industry participants and other interested collaborators to participate in the Responding to and Recovering from a Cyber Attack: Cybersecurity for the Manufacturing Sector project. In conjunction with the Federal Register Notice, the NCCoE has published the Final Responding to and Recovering from a Cyber Attack: Cybersecurity for the Manufacturing Sector Project Description, Revision 1.
Industrial control systems (ICS) and devices that run manufacturing environments play a critical role in the supply chain. These same systems face an increasing number of cyber attacks that present a threat to safety, production, and economic impact to a manufacturing organization. This project will demonstrate an approach for responding to and recovering from a cyber attack on ICS within the manufacturing sector.
There are two ways to join the NCCoE for this project:
- Become an NCCoE Collaborator – Collaborators are members of the project team who work alongside the NCCoE staff to build the demonstration by contributing products, services, and technical expertise. Collaborators are expected to participate in regularly scheduled conference calls and to help build and document the demonstration.
- Get Started Today – If you are interested in becoming an NCCoE collaborator for the Responding to and Recovering from a Cyber Attack: Cybersecurity for the Manufacturing Sector project, first review the requirements identified in the Federal Register Notice. If you wish to become a collaborator, you can find the final project description and the form to request a Letter of Interest (LOI) template on the project page. Once you have filled out the request form on the project page, you will be provided a link to download the project’s LOI template. The completed LOI should be sent to the NCCoE Manufacturing team at [email protected]. Completed submissions are considered on a first-come, first-served basis within each category of components or characteristics listed in the Federal Register Notice, up to the number of participants in each category necessary to carry out the project build.
- Collaborator Selection – The NCCoE Manufacturing team will review all submissions and may follow up with respondents with questions or to discuss your capabilities. The NCCoE Manufacturing team will notify each selected collaborator via email and begin the process to establish a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) to formalize your collaboration with the NCCoE. Once the CRADA has been established, the selected collaborators can begin working with the NCCoE to draft white papers, playbooks, and demonstrable proof-of-concept implementations.
- If you submit a Letter of Interest and are not selected, the project team will notify you via email. We encourage those who are not selected to be collaborators to stay engaged via our Community of Interest and to bring your expertise when project deliverables are posted as drafts for public comment and during any public meetings held for this project.
- Join our Community of Interest – By joining the NCCoE Manufacturing Community of Interest (COI), you will receive project updates and the opportunity to share your expertise to help guide this project. Request to join our COI by visiting our project page.
If you have any questions, please contact our project team at [email protected].