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September 21, 2017  |  Inside Cybersecurity

The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence has issued a draft cybersecurity “practice guide” on cyber access controls. The guide, issued Wednesday, details how organizations can use “attribute based access controls” to better manage employee access to data and networks.

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September 15, 2017  |  Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry

Smiths Medical is scrambling to address cybersecurity risks involving its wireless infusion pump, a type of device that is particularly vulnerable to attack. Earlier this year the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) released a draft version of practice guides specific to wireless infusion pumps.

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September 14, 2017  |  Inside Cybersecurity

On Sept. 13, 2017, the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, a part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, published a report titled “Securing Property Management Systems: Cybersecurity for the Hospitality Sector.” This report details how the NCCoE plans to assist in the implementation of stronger cybersecurity measures for property management systems used in hospitality organizations, which include door locks, Wi-Fi networks, and guest services applications. 

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September 12, 2017  |  BusinessWire

Ultra Electronics, 3eTI, a leading cyber-technology company, today announced a collaborative project with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE). This project will focus on anomaly detection, providing critical and detailed cybersecurity guidance for industrial control systems (ICS) in the manufacturing sector.

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September 08, 2017  |  SANS Institute Newsletter

The US National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST's) National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCOE) has published a draft guidance document titled Data Integrity: Recovering from Ransomware and Other Destructive Events. The guide "demonstrates how organizations can develop and implement appropriate actions following a detected cybersecurity event."

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September 08, 2017  |  HIPPA Journal

Draft guidelines for ransomware recovery have been issued by the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The guidelines – NIST Special Publication 1800-11 – apply to all forms of data integrity attacks. SP 1800-11 is a detailed, standards-based guide that can be used by organizations of all sizes to develop recovery strategies to deal with data integrity attacks and establish best practices to minimize the damage caused and ensure a speedy recovery.

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September 07, 2017  |  Computer Technology Review

Red Hat and Kryptowire, provider of a military-grade mobile application security testing platform used by federal agencies, announced Wednesday that the companies have been awarded a contract from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) to advance mobile application lifecycle security.  Optimization of Kryptowire’s mobile application certification platform for Red Hat Mobile Application Platform’s processes, with a goal of creating a commercial solution that will improve end-to-end mobile security solutions throughout DHS and other U.S.

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September 07, 2017  |  SC Magazine

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) along with vendors and businesses within the cybersecurity community teamed up to develop a recovery guide for firms hit with ransomware attacks. Researchers said the goal of the guide is to help organizations recover data from cybersecurity events, facilitate smooth recovery in the event of a compromise, and manage enterprise risks, according to the Data Integrity Recovering from Ransomware and Other Destructive Events report.

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September 06, 2017  |  Bloomberg BNA

To help companies and organizations prepare and recover from cyberattacks, the U.S. government has issued a guidance in collaboration with members of the business community and vendors in the cybersecurity industry. The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence at the National Institute of Standards and Technology released “Data Integrity: Recovering from Ransomware and Other Destructive Events.” 

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September 06, 2017  |  BusinessWire

After a DHS S&T study, conducted in cooperation with NIST’s NCCoE, found that, “threats to the Federal government’s use of mobile devices—smartphones and tablet computers running mobile operating systems—exist across all elements of the mobile ecosystem,” DHS has awarded a grant titled “Assured Mobile Application Lifecycle using Red Hat Enterprise” to NCCoE’s NCEP partnerw Red Hat, Inc and Kryptowire.