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July 23, 2015  |  NextGov

The federal government is attempting to ensure that doctors don't inadvertently compromise patient data when they use smartphones to access electronic health records.

The National Institutes of Standards in Technology this week released a step-by-step guide for hospitals and IT professionals, listing ways to secure the connection between devices and electronic health records.

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July 23, 2015  |  BizBeat

How necessary are these guidelines for the health care industry?

"You wouldn't believe how many doctors are still sharing data using Dropbox," said Grant Elliott, founder and CEO of Arlington-based health IT and risk management firm Ostendio. I could almost hear him shaking his head in exasperation over the phone.

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July 16, 2015  |  Metro Business Media

Montgomery County has placed it's bet on cybersecurity, making some ambitious moves to make sure it's a major player in the young and fast-growing industry, that includes converting a biotechnology incubator in Rockville to become the home of the newly formed National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE).

The NCCoE was created under the National Institute of Standards and Technology (a branch of the U.S. Department of Commerce with a large campus in Gaithersburg) to provide solutions to cybersecurity businesses on a national level.

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June 07, 2015  |  HealthITSecurity
Working to improve medical device security and cybersecurity is an increasingly popular topic as more hospitals and providers continue to use and implement connected devices. Toward the end of last year, the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Technological Leadership Institute (TLI) at the University of Minnesota announced that they were seeking feedback on a draft project to improve the cybersecurity of medical infusion pumps.
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May 19, 2015  |  NextGov

Donna Dodson leads the National Institute of Standards and Technology's National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, which aims to work with businesses to improve their cybersecurity posture, often by helping them find commercially available technology. While cybersecurity guidancecan originate within the federal government, the market must independently promote the technology for it to last, she told Nextgov.

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May 17, 2015  |  Inside Cybersecurity

The National Institute of Standards and Technology announced Friday it is extending the deadline for public comment on a draft report on securing consumer data until July 17.

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April 28, 2015  |  Bloomberg BNA

Leaders of a Senate health committee sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office asking the agency to conduct a study of potential cybersecurity risks facingelectronic health records and other health IT tools.

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April 22, 2015  |  Threat Post

“We’re in a position right now where those who are benefiting are a very, very small percentage of organizations,” Nate Lesser, deputy director of the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, said during a panel on threat intelligence at the RSA Conference here Wednesday.

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April 19, 2015  |  Inside Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity professionals in government and the private sector will converge on San Francisco this week for the RSA Conference, while Washington lawmakers act on cybersecurity concerns and the international community takes a look at cyber as well.

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April 16, 2015  |  Federal News Radio

The National Institute of Standards and Technology wants the government and private industry to be on the same page when it comes to cybersecurity. The agency that issues hundreds of pages of cyber guidance for federal agencies also invited businesses from banks to restaurants to share best practices for public-facing web applications. Nate Lesser, deputy director of the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence at NIST, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain why this is important and where things go from here.