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February 07, 2016  |  FedScoop

The top executive of an iconic American security firm called Monday for a major change in administration policy on cybersecurity, saying that putting intelligence agencies in charge had been a mistake and arguing for a much larger role for the Department of Commerce.

Amit Yoran, president of RSA, made the remarks at the dedication ceremony for NIST’s expanded National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence in Rockville, Md.

In the news
February 07, 2016  |  Government Technology

Cybersecurity challenges facing the nation were the topic of much discussion on the morning of Monday, Feb. 8, following the dedication of the new and expanded 60,000 square-foot National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) facility in Maryland that is working to accelerate the development and use of secure, standards-based technology in the private sector.

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February 02, 2016  |  PR Newswire

Radiflow, a pioneer developer of ICS/SCADA network security, today issued an analysis of the December 2015 cyber-attack on a Ukrainian power provider.

According to multiple accounts, multiple western-Ukrainian power utilities were attacked, disconnecting thirty substations, and leaving 80,000 customers without power for hours. Using compromised HMI software and remote access software, the attackers targeted specific servers on the utilities' operational networks and deleted their attack paths-which delayed the response to the attack.

In the news
February 01, 2016  |  Federal News Radio

As we look to 2016, several promising opportunities are already on the horizon to put these types of public-private partnerships in action. Take the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) for example. As the country’s central lab for cybersecurity, NCCoE continuously brings together leaders from industry, federal agencies, technology companies and academia to work together on solutions to address national security challenges.

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January 31, 2016  |  FierceHealthIT

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is looking for vendor partners to work on an example solution to securing wireless medical infusion pumps, according to a notice in the Federal Register.

In the news
January 28, 2016  |  EMR & HIPAA

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has kicked off a project focused on boosting the security of wireless infusion pumps. In an effort to be sure researchers understand the hospital environment and how the pumps are deployed, NIST’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) plans to work with vendors in this space. The NCCoE will also collaborate on the effort with the Technological Leadership Institute at the University of Minnesota.

In the news
January 27, 2016  |  EMR & HIPAA

As useful as networked medical devices are, it’s become increasingly apparent that they pose major security risks. Not only could intruders manipulate networked devices in ways that could harm patients, they could use them as a gateway to sensitive patient health information and financial data.

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January 27, 2016  |  NSTIC Notes

Happy Data Privacy Day! According to a recent survey of young Americans by Harvard’s Institute of Politics, 65% of respondents said they were “very concerned” about technology companies collecting digital information from their phone or computer. While it’s only January, that level of concern suggests privacy will continue to have a place in the national conversation throughout 2016.

In the news
January 27, 2016  |  Federal Drive

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence has had what you might call an excellent year. It's managed to publish a slew of cybersecurity practice guides, working with industry. Donna Dodson, associate director of the information technology lab and chief cybersecurity adviser at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin for a review.

In the news
January 25, 2016  |  RAPS Regulatory Focus

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is launching a project to improve the cybersecurity of wireless infusion pumps.

To do so, NIST's National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) is looking for vendors to provide it with the components and technical expertise required to simulate the hospital environment in which infusion pumps operate.