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May 31, 2017  |  NextGov

The government’s cybersecurity standards agency is seeking public feedback on a slate of recommendations for better ensuring the security of internet traffic routing. The planned “cybersecurity practice guide” will detail best practices for protecting internet traffic from various cyberattacks that rely on rerouting web traffic to points where it can be hijacked or surveilled.

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May 19, 2017  |  Lexology

Earlier this month, the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) published a set of best practices and guidance on how to protect against threats to wireless infusion pumps. The guide, which is primarily intended as a “how-to” for professionals implementing security solutions, was developed following collaboration with healthcare stakeholders, technology vendors, and cybersecurity vendors.

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May 19, 2017  |  HealthITSecurity.

A recent Department of Homeland Security (DHS) report on improving the federal government’s approach to mobile device security could also have potential impact on healthcare’s mobile approach. The report is based off of a study conducted in coordination with NIST and its National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE).

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May 18, 2017  |  DOTmed

Clearwater Compliance, a leading healthcare cybersecurity company, has been working closely with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) on a cybersecurity project for the healthcare sector. As part of this collaboration, NIST has released a draft practice guide, titled NIST SP 1800-8, Securing Wireless Infusion Pumps in Healthcare Delivery Organizations, to demonstrate how healthcare delivery organizations can use best practices along with standards-based, commercially available cybersecurity technologies to better protect their wireless infusion pump ecosystem. 

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May 11, 2017  |  Careers Info Security

New draft guidance from the National Institute of Standards and Technology calls for using commercially available, standards-based technologies to improve the security of wireless infusion pumps.

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May 11, 2017  |  Healthcare Informatics

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in collaboration with the healthcare community and manufacturers, has released draft guidelines designed to help healthcare delivery organizations improve wireless infusion pump cybersecurity.

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May 11, 2017  |  Pharmacy Choice

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. Unlike prior medical devices that were once standalone instruments, todays wireless infusion pumps connect to a variety of healthcare systems, networks, and other devices, NCCoE explained on its website. Although connecting infusion pumps to point-of-care medication systems and electronic health records can improve healthcare delivery processes, this can also increase cybersecurity risk, which could lead to operational or safety risks.

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May 11, 2017  |  HIPAA Journal

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in collaboration with the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), has released new guidance for healthcare delivery organizations on securing wireless infusion pumps to prevent unauthorized access.

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May 10, 2017  |  Privacy and Cybersecurity Law

On May 8, 2017, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), through its National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), released a new draft NIST Cybersecurity Practice Guide (SP 1800-8) entitled “Securing Wireless Infusion Pumps in Healthcare Delivery Organizations.” 

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May 10, 2017  |  Health Data Management

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has issued new guidance on securing wireless infusion pumps in hopes of hardening the devices against cyber attacks. The federal agency issued the instructions in collaboration with the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), which is a unit within NIST. The NCCoE has designed a plan showing providers how to use standards-based commercially available technology to protect pumps, patient information and drug library dosing limits. Several major vendors collaborated with NIST on the report. They include B.Braun, Baxter, BD, Cisco, Clearwater Compliance, DigiCert, Hospira, Intercede, MDISS, PFP, RAMPARTS, Smiths Medical, Symantec and TD Medical.