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July 11, 2017  |  Inside Cybersecurity

The National Institute of Standards and Technology kicked off a two-day meeting today where industry officials and regulators are discussing steps to mitigate the threat and impact of automated and distributed denial of service attacks, including the possibility of baseline security requirements for devices. The NIST meeting is being hosted by the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence and discussions are being driven in part by President Trump's cybersecurity executive order, which calls for a report on addressing DDoS and botnet attacks. Officials from the Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Communications Commission are participating in the effort.

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July 11, 2017  |  FCW

Ari Schwartz, former senior director for cybersecurity at the National Security Council and now with Venable LLP, said at a July 11 resilience workshop hosted by the National Institute for Standards and Technology that the proliferation of internet-connected devices -- many of which are insecure or can't be updated -- and increasing bandwidth of internet systems are leading to more, and more powerful, distributed denial of service  attacks. Repeaters and other technology are making attacks increasingly complex.

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July 11, 2017  |  BusinessWire

Clearwater Compliance, a leading provider of cybersecurity and compliance solutions, is pleased to announce it is the newest member of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) National Cybersecurity Excellence Partnership (NCEP) at NIST’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE). Clearwater joins 28 cybersecurity market leaders as part of the public-private industry collaboration that is focused on providing real-world, standards-based cybersecurity capabilities that address business needs. As an NCCoE NCEP member, Clearwater has pledged its award-winning cyber risk management software, methodology and expertise.

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July 11, 2017  |  SC Media

When Donna Dodson first became interested in security, there weren't any cybersecurity courses to be found and the definitive book for security pros was Dorothy Denning's 1982 tome, Cryptography and Data Security. Since then the topic has continued to grow as has the role of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) where Dodson is chief cybersecurity adviser and the IT Laboratory associate director for cybersecurity.

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July 10, 2017  |  Inside Cybersecurity

NIST hosts at the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence in Rockville, MD on Tuesday and Wednesday a workshop on “enhancing resilience of the internet and communications ecosystem,” where discussions about mitigating botnet threats, cyber best practices and standards, and government roles in securing cyberspace will take place.

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July 10, 2017  |  Inside Cybersecurity

Beginning Tuesday, NIST is hosting a two-day event on botnet threats and the resiliency of the internet, where industry input will be expected on a key requirement of the Trump order. The NIST event at the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence will hear from industry leaders on emerging standards and “best practices,” product developments both for businesses and at home, and the role of government in mitigating distributed denial of service attacks.

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June 28, 2017  |  Inside Cybersecurity

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is underscoring the need to develop consensus cybersecurity standards and “best practices” for the emerging Internet of Things, to avoid a patchwork of requirements.

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June 27, 2017  |  PC Magazine

One of the final frontiers of medicine is using technology to solve problems medication and traditional surgery cannot. Implantable medical devices help regulate heart rhythms, steady the tremors of Parkinson's patients, and deliver insulin. But how susceptible are they to getting hacked?

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June 07, 2017  |  Asia Pacific Security Magazine

The NCCoE is working with the public safety and first responder (PSFR) community to develop a Mobile Application Single Sign-On (SSO) solution to assist PSFR personnel in immediately accessing critical public safety data during states of emergency. After publishing a final project description, the NCCoE released a Federal Register notice seeking technology collaborators.

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June 02, 2017  |  Becker's Health IT and CIO Review

The recent Ransomware event has focused attention on the fragile state of information systems across the globe. Unfortunately, it is not because the malicious actors are leveraging advanced technology or unique exploits. It is caused by a breakdown in the day-to-day maintenance of the information technology resources which are so inextricably linked to our everyday lives. No individual industry is more affected by the form of malicious software (“Malware”) known as Ransomware than the healthcare industry.