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February 22, 2019  |  Inside Cybersecurity

The National Institute of Standards and Technology's National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence has released the final version of a publication on securing mobile device data, which provides examples of ways organizations can prevent malicious actors from gaining access to sensitive, unsecured data.

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February 21, 2019  |  Inside Cybersecurity

The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s cyber center is inviting organizations to submit “products and technical expertise” in support of a new “critical cybersecurity hygiene project,” with the goal of finding new tools to patch information technology systems.

In the news
February 21, 2019  |  Inside Cybersecurity

The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s cyber center is inviting organizations to submit “products and technical expertise” in support of a new “critical cybersecurity hygiene project,” with the goal of finding new tools to patch information technology systems.

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February 06, 2019  |  Gov Info Security

 ICU Medical has worked with the National Institute of Standards and Technology's National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence in the development of guidance for securing infusion pumps in hospital network environments.

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February 04, 2019  |  Inside Cybersecurity

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has opened a public comment period, closing on March 18, for feedback on the challenge and scope of a new project aimed at managing the security of  sensor networks in smart buildings.

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February 04, 2019  |  Politico

NIST’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence is seeking public feedback on a project to improve internet of things sensors used to keep track of the physical environment in a building, including security and safety. “Detecting and preventing an attack are challenging because IoT sensor networks typically have limited processing power and a constrained ability for security monitoring and maintenance,” the center explained. The project will also delve into the security requirements of the devices themselves. Comments are open through March 18.

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January 24, 2019  |  DevPro Journal

A recap of cybersecurity threat trends which mentions a Federal Tech Talk from the NCCoE tat provides guidance on managing IoT devices used by federal agencies.

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January 09, 2019  |  Healthcare Innovation

Back in November, the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence at NIST, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, issued a draft paper outlining a project it plans to undertake to provide a reference architecture addressing the security and privacy risks for healthcare delivery organizations leveraging telehealth capabilities, such as remote patient monitoring.

In the news
January 08, 2019  |  Security Boulevard

This article discusses the release of NIST Special Publication 1800-18 Privileged Account Management for the Financial Services Sector.

In the news
January 01, 2019  |  BW CIO World

The strong focus on cybersecurity will continue in the new year.  In September of 2018, NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) along with NCCoE (National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence) published a standard for IT Asset Managers.  Initially, compliance with the new NIST Cybersecurity Framework Version 1.1 will only be for governmental agencies.  However, just as other governmental best practices have trickled down into commercial enterprise, this too will find its way to a wider audience.