NIST Wants Insight on Combatting Telehealth Cybersecurity Risks

For its health sector use case, insiders aim to create a reference architecture for patients who have remote patient monitoring equipment deployed outside of health care facilities. Monitoring equipment often features video-teleconferencing capabilities from third-party platform providers and leverage cloud and internet-connected technologies to keep tabs on patients who recently underwent operations or are battling chronic illnesses. 

NIST aims to ensure their infrastructure prioritizes patient safety and protects sensitive patient data.

“The goal of this project is to provide a practical solution for securing the telehealth RPM ecosystem,” officials said on its landing page. “This project will result in a publicly available [NIST] Cybersecurity Practice Guide, a detailed implementation guide of the practical steps needed to implement a cybersecurity reference design that addresses this challenge.”

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