NIST issues draft guidance for mobile health data

With health care breaches constantly on the rise, increasing access to electronic health records (EHRs) from mobile devices, and more prevalent “shadow” cloud use, health care organizations are getting a bit of help from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) with a draft cybersecurity guide: “NIST is soliciting stakeholder comments due Sept. 25, 2015.

On July 23, the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), a division of NIST, released the draft guide, noting that “health records shared on mobile devices are especially vulnerable to attack” and such records “can be exploited in ways that can endanger patient health as well as compromise identity and privacy.”

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