Press release

MasterPeace Solutions to Participate in NIST’s NCCoE Industry Day

Sponsored by Businesswire

Solutions, Ltd.
will be participating in the National Institute of
Standards and Technology’s (NIST) National Cybersecurity Center of
Excellence (NCCoE) Industry Day on Wednesday, April 10, from 9:00
am-12:00 pm ET. The event will offer attendees the opportunity to
explore progress made on the Mitigating
IoT-Based DDoS
 project and practice guide. Engineers from Yikes!,
a company growing inside MasterPeace’s technology accelerator, LaunchPad,
have been contributing their network security, engineering, and
operations defense expertise to the NIST-led consortium.

Working alongside MasterPeace are industry collaborators, Arm,
CableLabs, Cisco, CTIA, DigiCert, ForeScout, Global Cyber Alliance,
Molex, Patton Electronics, and Symantec. These companies are engaged to
develop a proof of concept of mechanisms to mitigate IoT-based DDoS and
other network-based attacks. The consortium is using Manufacturer
Usage Description (MUD) Specification
, which provides the basic
framework to enable manufacturers to designate policy that dictates how
IoT connected devices communicate with, or access, the network via an
IP-based access list.

“We are proud to be a part of the NCCoE Industry Day,” said Drew Cohen,
President and CEO of MasterPeace. “We believe that MUD-enabled products
will change the landscape of how devices are managed on small business
and consumer networks. MUD will provide knowledge that network
administrators can use to establish the appropriate security policies
for each device, ultimately decreasing the threat surface.”

MasterPeace’s Yikes! delivers automated device classification and
network security for small business and consumer networks. The company
has incorporated a MUD manager into their product which automatically
identifies connected devices, isolates each device into its own
microsegment, assigns them groups, and then provides microsegment
bridging based on group type. Yikes! addresses threats from the Internet
as well as threats from other devices inside the network, including
guest devices, which may already be infected when they join the network.

Cohen will be participating in a panel discussion at Industry Day from
11:00-11:45am, which will discuss lessons learned from the project as
well as security considerations and recommendations for managing IoT
devices on a network. Prior to the panel, a demonstration of the
developed capabilities, such as, threat-signaling, software updates, and
recommended practices like no hard-coded default passwords, will be
shown. The NCCoE will publish its Securing Small Business and Home
IoT Devices: Mitigating Network-Based Attacks Using Manufacturer Usage
Description Practice Guide
later this year.

About MasterPeace

MasterPeace is an advanced technology company designed to unlock the
imagination and creativity of our engineers and technologists while
helping them reach their highest potential. Our workforce is comprised
of a collection of technologists, developers and engineers working on
wicked hard problems for the United States Government. MasterPeace
believes in fostering innovation and to that end established MP
LaunchPad to help our engineers turn their ideas into viable new
commercial cyber and technology companies. For more information, please