Medical Devices and Other Endpoints Offer Attractive Targets to Attackers

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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