The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) has released a draft for public comment of the first guide in a new series of publications that will show businesses and other organizations how to improve their cybersecurity using standards-based, commercially available or open-source tools.
The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), a division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has penned a five-part draft guidance on cybersecurity for mobile devices that connect to electronic health records. The guidance includes a step-by-step how-to guide for improving data security that uses commercially available and open source tools and technologies, as well as sections on standards and control mapping and risk assessment.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology‘s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence is seeking public comment on its draft guide for securing medical and patient information on mobile devices.
NIST said Thursday the “Securing Electronic Records on Mobile Devices” document is the first in a series of publications providing guidance on the use of open source, standards-based or commercially available tools for cybersecurity.
NIST developed the guidance along with private-sector cybersecurity experts from academia and the private sector (Ravindranath, Nextgov, 7/24).
The guide includes detailed explanations of how health IT professionals can implement security procedures throughout an organization's whole IT system.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology's National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) has published a new guide to help healthcare providers make mobile devices that use or contain patient electronic health data more secure.
According to NIST, its draft guide demonstrates how existing technologies can meet anorganization’s need to better protect information in its EHR system. More specifically, it shows how commercially available and open-source tools and technologies that are consistent with cybersecurity standards can help healthcare organizations that use mobile devices share patient health records more securely.
Incorrect prescriptions or delayed treatment are major concerns when it comes to data security in the healthcare field. As more physicians, nurses, and other providers continues to use smart phones or tablets at work, it grows vital to develop a companywide mobile security strategy.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) released a draft guide for healthcare providers on mobile device security. The draft is designed to help facilities keep patient information secure, and use proper cybersecurity techniques, on mobile devices like smartphones and tablets.
Comments will be accepted on the mobile device security draft until September 25, 2015, according to a NIST press release.
Health care providers are increasingly using smartphones and tablets for tasks such as accessing and transferring medical records, and submitting prescriptions, but these devices may not be secure enough to protect sensitive medical information from hackers.
That's the conclusion of the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology, whose cybersecurity center released a draft guide Thursday to help health IT professionals shore up the mobile devices.