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November 08, 2018  |  MeriTalk

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), a partnership of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the state of Maryland, is seeking public comment by Dec. 6 on a draft report (NISTIR 8219) detailing cybersecurity guidance aimed at the manufacturing sector that employs industrial control systems to monitor and control physical processes.

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November 07, 2018  |  Technical.ly Baltimore

Columbia-based MasterPeace Solutions is working on an open source project to address security vulnerabilities in Internet of Things devices. osMUD is aimed at protecting internet-connected devices used at homes and small businesses. The project was shared with the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, which is based in Rockville, according to MasterPeace.

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November 06, 2018  |  BusinessWire

Masterpeace Solutions announces the company's participation in the NCCoE's Mitigating IoT-Based DDoS project.

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November 05, 2018  |  BizTech

Developed with industry partners, government draft guidelines for privileged account management are already being used in the financial sector to harden defenses against cyberattacks and misuse. The draft guidelines from the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, are available for public comment until Nov. 30, but are solid enough that organizations can take advantage of them now, said two of the publication’s authors.

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November 04, 2018  |  Security Boulevard

According to a new project being spearheaded by the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) Healthcare Sector Community of Interest, cybersecurity is now considered a significant risk associated with medical imaging that must be better understood and addressed by the healthcare sector. NCCoE has recently decided to help the sector tackle this challenge via collaboration with a select group of cybersecurity vendors.

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October 30, 2018  |  ForeScout

NIST technology collaborator ForeScout announces their participation in the NCCoE's Securing Property Management Systems (PMS) project.

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October 29, 2018  |  HealthITSecurity

NIST’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) has been working on security practice guides for particular types of medical devices, such as wireless infusion pumps, picture archiving and communication systems, EHR and mobile devices. According to the NCCoE, the guides offer organizations a way to defend Protected Health Information (PHI) on mobile devices without getting in the way of delivering care. They help provide a straightforward approach to securing EHR on mobile devices, ensuring flexibility in implementation for different circumstances while enabling organizations to build on existing infrastructure and incorporate commercially available technologies.

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October 24, 2018  |  Odessa American

Zingbox, provider of the most widely deployed healthcare Internet of Things (IoT) analytics platform and a leader in healthcare IoT research, today announced that it has been chosen to work with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) on a consortium to develop practical, interoperable cybersecurity solutions for healthcare delivery organizations.

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October 22, 2018  |  Cision

The last full week of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) focuses on strengthening our shared commitment to protecting the vast networks and systems fueling our nation's utilities, finance, transportation, agriculture and communications sectors.

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October 18, 2018  |  HealthITSecurity

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