News Joins NIST’s National Cybersecurity Excellence Partnership

January 22, 2018
Categories: Cybersecurity, Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Protection, Press Release

WASHINGTON DC – January 23, 2018 The Center for Responsible Enterprise And Trade ( joins cybersecurity leaders as a 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), a public-private initiative designed to advance the rapid adoption of cybersecurity capabilities to address business needs.

The NCCoE is a collaborative hub where industry organizations, government agencies, and academic institutions work together to address businesses’ most pressing cybersecurity issues. This public-private partnership enables the creation of practical cybersecurity solutions for specific industries, as well as for broad, cross-sector technology challenges. Through consortia under Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs), including technology partners—from Fortune 50 market leaders to smaller companies specializing in IT security—the NCCoE applies standards and best practices to develop modular, easily adaptable example cybersecurity solutions 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.

CREATe has an established and calibrated methodology for measuring the maturity of cybersecurity programs against the 98 controls of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. Assessing cybersecurity programs against the Framework helps organizations to better understand current strengths and weaknesses and prioritize improvements. It also provides an effective way for organizations to assess the cybersecurity risk posed by third parties. As part of its involvement in the National Cybersecurity Excellence Partnership, CREATe will share insights and expertise from working with companies on protecting intellectual property, trade secrets and confidential information, and will provide guidance on best practices for protecting critical corporate assets from cyber threats.

“We are delighted to join the cybersecurity leaders involved in the NCEP and collectively work toward solving some of the toughest challenges organizations face in managing cyber risk,” stated Pamela Passman, President and CEO of

About the Center for Responsible Enterprise And Trade (
The Center for Responsible Enterprise And Trade ( is a non-governmental organization (NGO) with a mission to promote leading practices in cybersecurity, intellectual property (IP) and trade secret protection, and anti-corruption.

To achieve our mission, conducts a range of activities – from publishing reports and whitepapers, working with leading practitioners and experts through Advisory Councils, and contributing insights to a range of publications and events – designed to provide practical resources to educate organizations about the leading approaches to managing risk and improving governance and compliance. launched its wholly-owned subsidiary, CREATe Compliance, to work directly with enterprises on the use of the CREATe Leading Practices services. CREATe works across diverse industries in countries around the world to provide cost-effective and practical assessments, independent evaluations, training and other resources for cybersecurity, anti-corruption, and IP and trade secret protection.

For more information, please visit and www.CREATe