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NCCoE Unveils Vendor Partners for Medical Device Security Project

The NIST-backed National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) unveiled this week an initial set of vendor partners for a medical device security project called Securing Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS).

The vendor partners include Cisco, Clearwater Compliance, DigiCert, ForeScout, Hyland, Symantec, TDi Technologies, Tempered Networks, Tripwire, Virta Labs, and Zingbox.

In response to a May 9 notice in the Federal Register, these companies submitted proposals that aligned with desired solution characteristics, NCCoE explained.

In the notice, NIST invited vendors to provide products and technical expertise to support and demonstrate security platforms for the Securing PACS project.

The objective of the project is “to provide guidance and a referenceable architecture for securing the Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) ecosystem in healthcare delivery organizations (HDOs) and to include an example solution using existing, commercially and open-source available cybersecurity products,” explained NIST in its notice.

The notice was the initial step for NCCoE in collaborating with vendors to address cybersecurity challenges with PACs.