In case you did not spend the holiday season watching the Federal
Register, the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) 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 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 manufacturing organizations. 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:
an NCCoE Collaborator –
Collaborators are members of the project team who work alongside 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
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
- 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 become 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@example.com.