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July 23, 2015  |  FierceMobileIT

The security of patient data on mobile devices is a major concern to healthcare organizations faced with data security requirements mandated by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

To help with that task, the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence has put together a draft guide for businesses and other healthcare organization on how to improve mobile data security using commercially available and open source tools.

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July 23, 2015  |  Law360

The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence released on Thursday a draft for public comment of a guide to better protect medical information stored in and shared between mobile devices, the agency said in a statement.

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July 23, 2015  |  FCW

What: "Securing Electronic Records on Mobile Devices," the first document in a new series of publications from the National Institute of Standards and Technology's National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence.

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July 23, 2015  |  NextGov

The federal government is attempting to ensure that doctors don't inadvertently compromise patient data when they use smartphones to access electronic health records.

The National Institutes of Standards in Technology this week released a step-by-step guide for hospitals and IT professionals, listing ways to secure the connection between devices and electronic health records.

In the news
July 23, 2015  |  BizBeat

How necessary are these guidelines for the health care industry?

"You wouldn't believe how many doctors are still sharing data using Dropbox," said Grant Elliott, founder and CEO of Arlington-based health IT and risk management firm Ostendio. I could almost hear him shaking his head in exasperation over the phone.

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July 16, 2015  |  Metro Business Media

Montgomery County has placed it's bet on cybersecurity, making some ambitious moves to make sure it's a major player in the young and fast-growing industry, that includes converting a biotechnology incubator in Rockville to become the home of the newly formed National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE).

The NCCoE was created under the National Institute of Standards and Technology (a branch of the U.S. Department of Commerce with a large campus in Gaithersburg) to provide solutions to cybersecurity businesses on a national level.

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June 07, 2015  |  HealthITSecurity
Working to improve medical device security and cybersecurity is an increasingly popular topic as more hospitals and providers continue to use and implement connected devices. Toward the end of last year, the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Technological Leadership Institute (TLI) at the University of Minnesota announced that they were seeking feedback on a draft project to improve the cybersecurity of medical infusion pumps.
 
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May 19, 2015  |  NextGov

Donna Dodson leads the National Institute of Standards and Technology's National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, which aims to work with businesses to improve their cybersecurity posture, often by helping them find commercially available technology. While cybersecurity guidancecan originate within the federal government, the market must independently promote the technology for it to last, she told Nextgov.

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May 17, 2015  |  Inside Cybersecurity

The National Institute of Standards and Technology announced Friday it is extending the deadline for public comment on a draft report on securing consumer data until July 17.

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April 28, 2015  |  Bloomberg BNA

Leaders of a Senate health committee sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office asking the agency to conduct a study of potential cybersecurity risks facingelectronic health records and other health IT tools.