NIST guide aims to protect patient information on mobile devices

The National Institute of Standards and Technology's National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) has published a new guide to help healthcare providers make mobile devices that use or contain patient electronic health data more secure.

NCCoE acknowledges that providers frequently use their mobile devices to connect with their electronic health records, and points out that if not protected, patient information collected, stored, processed and transmitted on mobile devices is "especially vulnerable" to cyberattack.

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