The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence Partners with Virta Labs on Medical Device Security Project

Virta Laboratories, Inc. (Virta Labs) has been working closely with the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on a project to help healthcare delivery organizations secure the Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS).

The NCCoE at NIST is proud to release a new practice guide – NIST Special Publication 1800-24, Securing PACS – to help healthcare delivery organizations (HDOs) protect patient images and other pertinent medical data.

The NCCoE is a collaborative hub where industry organizations, government agencies, and academic institutions work together to address businesses’ most pressing cybersecurity challenges. This practice guide represents the NCCoE’s dedication to public interest and the critical cybersecurity matters within the healthcare sector.

The guide can be used by any organization that is deploying PACS and medical imaging systems, and that is willing to perform its own risk assessment and implement controls based on its risk posture. Both standards and best practices were used to develop two reference designs leveraging commercially available technologies. The guide also maps capabilities to NIST guidance and control families, including the NIST Cybersecurity Framework.

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