Comments Needed on Draft Guide: Keeping Medical Info Secure on Mobile Devices

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) has released a draft for public comment of the first guide in a new series of publications that will show businesses and other organizations how to improve their cybersecurity using standards-based, commercially available or open-source tools. The step-by-step guide demonstrates how health care providers can make mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, more secure, in order to better protect patient information and still take advantage of advances in communications technology.

The center was established in 2012 by the U.S. Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the state of Maryland, and Montgomery County, Md. Since that time, the center has been building partnerships with industry and academia to identify cybersecurity challenges and develop example solutions in industries such as healthcare, energy and financial services.

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