The National Institute of Standards and Technology aims to promote greater cybersecurity hygiene at different organizations by developing a guide for deploying software security patches with the help of input from the academe or industry.
The NISTâ€™s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence on Thursday invited partners to collaborate with the agency on the Critical Cybersecurity Hygiene: Patching the Enterprise Building Block by providing technical expertise or solutions to address the challenges posed by the need to patch mission-critical software at the enterprise level.
The NCCoE says that patching software is one of the best ways to enhance an organizationâ€™s cybersecurity but deploying patches presents â€œdifficult decisionsâ€ especially in light of the need to â€œbalance security with mission impact and business objectivesâ€.
Through the Building Block, the NCCoE plans to release an NIST Cybersecurity Practice Guide containing a reference design that will help users enhance their software patching practices.
Parties who wish to work on the project need to submit a letter of interest to the NCCoE.