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May 09, 2017  |  Homeland Security Today

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has submitted a report to Congress detailing current and emerging threats to the federal government’s use of mobile devices. The report recommended security improvements within the “mobile device ecosystem.” DHS’s Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) led the study in coordination with the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) with support from the Department of Defense and General Services Administration.

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May 09, 2017  |  HealthIT Security

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) recently released a draft of the NIST Cybersecurity Practice Guide, Securing Wireless Infusion Pumps in Healthcare Delivery Organizations, to help improve medical device security. NCCoE collaborated with the Technological Leadership Institute at the University of Minnesota to ensure that wireless medical infusion pumps are properly secured.

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May 08, 2017  |  Lookout

The Study on Mobile Device Security published last Thursday by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) affirms that mobile security is critically important for our nation's cybersecurity.

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May 07, 2017  |  Mass Transit

Siemens, over the last several months, has worked closely with the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on a cybersecurity project for the energy sector.

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May 05, 2017  |  Security Management

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sent Congress a study on Thursday warning it of security threats to members’ mobile devices and a need for increased device security. The report, Study on Mobile Device Security, was mandated by the Cybersecurity Act of 2015 and compiled by the DHS Science and Technology Directorate with the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence. 

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May 05, 2017  |  ExecutiveGov

A study led by the Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate has offered recommendations for the federal government to manage the security of mobile devices being used by agency employees. DHS said Thursday it submitted the report titled “Study on Mobile Device Security” to Congress in accordance with the Cybersecurity Act of 2015. DHS S&T led the study in collaboration with the National Institute of Standards and Technology and NIST’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence.

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May 05, 2017  |  Mission Critical Communications

The DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) led the study in coordination with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and its National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence. The DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) led the study in coordination with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and its National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence.

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May 05, 2017  |  FCW

Mobile devices pose a special risk to the security of government systems and data, in part because commercial carriers aren't subject to the security controls that can be applied to federal networks. The Cybersecurity Act of 2015 required DHS to explore security gaps that arise from government's use of commercial mobile devices and recommend security improvements within the mobile device ecosystem.

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May 04, 2017  |  Department of Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has submitted a report to Congress that details current and emerging threats to the Federal government’s use of mobile devices and recommends security improvements within the mobile device ecosystem. The DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) led the study in coordination with the National Institute of Standards and Technology and its National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence.

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April 28, 2017  |  GCN

The effort to provide government workers who use mobile devices with personal identity verification credentials is picking up momentum, with programs in both the civilian and military sectors starting to deliver on earlier promises. NIST, for example, released guidelines for derived PIV credentials nearly two years ago, basically an update to Special Publication 800-157, which describes ways to implement credentials on mobile devices. More recently, the Derived PIV Credentials Project  from NIST’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) will build on SP 800-157 and describe practice guides that agencies can use to start implementing a derived credential program.