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August 28, 2018  |  SC Media

SC Media highlights SP 1800-8 Securing Wireless Infusion Pumps and mentions that the guide contains lessons and tips that can help protect the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT).

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August 28, 2018  |  HealthITSecurity

Wirelessly connecting infusion pumps to point-of-care medication systems and EHRs improves healthcare delivery but also increases cybersecurity vulnerability. If not properly secured, wireless infusion pumps open healthcare delivery organizations (HDOs) to access by hackers, breach of PHI, loss or disruption of equipment and services, and damage to reputation, productivity, and revenue.
 

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August 28, 2018  |  Cision/PRNewswire

StrongKey announced today that it 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 retailers and e-commerce merchants reduce the risk of fraud by implementing multifactor authentication for risky transactions. This past year saw a more than 30 percent increase in e-commerce fraud attacks as online and mobile transactions continued to outpace brick-and-mortar stores. As a result, the NCCoE has just released a draft practice guide NIST Special Publication 1800-17, Multifactor Authentication for E-Commerce.

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August 28, 2018  |  ExecutiveGov

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking feedback regarding a draft practice guide for the use of trusted cybersecurity tools to conduct cloud workloads on hybrid cloud platforms.

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August 27, 2018  |  Inside Cybersecurity

The National Institute of Standards and Technology's National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence announced Friday it is accepting comments on a preliminary draft of a “trusted cloud” cybersecurity practice guide. The draft NIST SP 1800-19A, specifically aimed at “VMware hybrid cloud Infrastructure as a Service,” or IaaS, environments, looks to use commercially available technologies to create a reference guide to increase privacy and security in the cloud.

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August 27, 2018  |  Security Week

Medical infusion pumps, which deliver medications to patients, are archetypal examples of the expanding threat surface being delivered by connected devices. Connecting these pumps to clinical systems can improve healthcare delivery, but if not properly secured could endanger the patient and expose the health delivery organization (HDO) infrastructure to intrusion.

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August 26, 2018  |  TripWire

Eight companies including Tripwire have been selected by the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) to collaborate on the Energy Sector Asset Management Project. These companies are working together to build a reference design and an example solution that can be used by energy companies to help identify, control and monitor their operational technology (OT) assets.

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August 24, 2018  |  MeriTalk

The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) is seeking comments on a draft practice guide that explores how multifactor authentication can help reduce fraudulent online purchases. NCCoE has partnered with retail sector stakeholders to develop the NIST Special Publication 1800-17, Multifactor Authentication for E-Commerce.

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August 21, 2018  |  Total Security Daily Advisor

The use of Internet of Things (IoT) devices has exploded across numerous industries, and healthcare is no exception. However, the past 2 years have proven that healthcare delivery organizations (HDOs) are particularly open to cyberthreats. One recent factor generating industry vulnerability has been the widespread adoption of medical IoT devices, including wireless infusion pumps.

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August 08, 2018  |  Clinical Innovation + Technology

Healthcare organizations wondering how to better secure information can look to the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence for advice after it recently released a new set of practice guidelines on how to better protect information in electronic health records (EHRs). The center's practice guide for Securing Electronic Health Records on Mobile Devices was recently released in an effort to prevent EHRs from being exploited, ensuring patients’ health, identity and privacy aren’t compromised.