Thales Trusted Cyber Technologies (TCT), a trusted U.S. based source for cyber security solutions, today announced that it is collaborating with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) in the Data Classification Practices: Facilitating Data-Centric Security Management Building Block Consortium to develop technology-agnostic recommended practices for defining data classifications and data handling rulesets and for communicating them to others.
As stated by NCCoE, “This project will examine a data-centric security management approach based on defining and using data classifications. The project’s objective is to develop technology-agnostic recommended practices for defining data classifications and data handling rulesets and for communicating them to others. This project will inform, and may identify opportunities to improve, existing cybersecurity and privacy risk management processes by helping with communicating data classifications and data handling rulesets. It will not replace current risk management practices, laws, regulations, or mandates.”
“As organizations migrate towards Zero Trust Architectures, a ‘data-centric’ approach to cybersecurity is needed that prioritizes protections for an organization’s critical data. We are excited to be working with all our collaborators to develop recommended practices for data classification that can be adopted to support an organization’s ability to provide cybersecurity and privacy protections for critical data” says from Bill Newhouse, Cybersecurity Engineer, NIST NCCoE.
“Thales TCT is proud to be collaborating with NCCoE in the Data Classification Practices: Facilitating Data-Centric Security Management Building Block Consortium,” says Gina Scinta, Thales TCT Deputy CTO and Project Lead. “In addition to collaborating with NCCoE, we emphasize the need for our U.S. Federal Government customers to get a clear understanding of what sensitive data they have, where it resides, and its risk of exposure in order to build the most effective data protection strategy” says Scinta.
Although Thales TCT is a Data Classification Practices: Facilitating Data-Centric Security Management Building Block Consortium member, it should be noted that NIST does not evaluate commercial products under this Consortium and does not endorse any product or service used. Additional information on this consortium can be found at www.nccoe.nist.gov/data-classification.
About Thales Trusted Cyber Technologies
Thales Trusted Cyber Technologies, a business area of Thales Defense & Security, Inc., protects the most vital data from the core to the cloud to the field. We serve as a trusted, U.S. based source for cyber security solutions for the U.S. Federal Government. Our solutions enable agencies to deploy a holistic data protection ecosystem where data and cryptographic keys are secured and managed, and access and distribution are controlled.
For more information, visit www.thalestct.com