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TMCNet:  Clearwater Compliance Joins National Institute of Standards and Technology's National Cybersecurity Excellence Partnership

[July 11, 2017]

Clearwater Compliance Joins National Institute of Standards and Technology's National Cybersecurity Excellence Partnership

Clearwater Compliance, a leading provider of cybersecurity and compliance solutions, is pleased to announce it 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 award-winning 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 f 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 healthcare 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."

About Clearwater Compliance

Clearwater Compliance, LLC is a leading provider of critical infrastructure regulatory compliance and cybersecurity management solutions. Its mission is to empower customers to successfully manage the evolving information security risk landscape. Clearwater solutions have been employed by hundreds of customers including the Fortune 100 and federal government. More information about Clearwater Compliance is at: http://www.Clearwatercompliance.com.

About the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE)

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), a part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), is a collaborative hub where industry organizations, government agencies, and academic institutions work together to address businesses' most pressing cybersecurity challenges. This public-private partnership enables the creation of practical cybersecurity solutions for specific industries or broad, cross-sector technology challenges. Working with technology partners-from Fortune 500 market leaders to smaller companies specializing in IT security-the NCCoE develops modular, easily adaptable cybersecurity solution examples demonstrating how to apply standards and best practices using commercially available technology. The NCCoE documents these example solutions in the NIST Special Publication 1800 series, which maps capabilities to the NIST Cyber Security Framework and details the steps needed for another entity to recreate the example solution. The NCCoE was established in 2012 by NIST in partnership with the state of Maryland and Montgomery County, Md. Information is available at: https://nccoe.nist.gov.


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