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NIST GCTC Smart Secure Cities and Communities Challenge
A Risk Management Approach to Smart City Cybersecurity and Privacy
Ransomware Guidebook
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Guidance for Smart Cities and Municipalities Cyber Supply Chain Risk Management (C-SCRM)
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COVID-19 Toolkit
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Who We Are

We are a public-private partnership consisting of cybersecurity and privacy thought leaders, practitioners and enthusiasts and organizations. We enable 500+ smart cities and communities with actionable and legally-defensible guidance. 

3S cross-serves all the SuperClusters and worldwide participants in NIST-led GCTC-Smart Secure Cities and Communities Challenge. It was founded in March 2018 and named Cybersecurity and Privacy Advisory Committee (CPAC) till December 2020. 

NIST’s Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) program is a collaborative platform for the development of smart cities and communities. NIST, a bureau of U.S. Department of Commerce, launched the program in 2014 in partnership with other U.S. federal agencies including U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T), National Science Foundation, International Trade Administration, and National Telecommunications and Information Administration. GCTC online page

What We Do

3S provides trusted noncommercial guidance to governments and organizations with smart city initiatives. Please visit our proven Guidance 
(including COVID-19 Toolkit)

For municipalities and organizations needing experts for strategizing, planning, or project execution, 3S’ companion entity, CybertrustAmerica, an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit, is available to provide services pro bono or at cost. Please visit the Projects page

Members and Leadership

3S is a collaborative forum with a flat organizational structure.  Currently three Co-Chairs orchestrate the goals, execution and coordination with other GCTC leadership, superclusters and partner organizations.

Scott Tousley
Pamela Gupta

Meet The Team​

Team Members, Point of Contact, Contributors