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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.

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May 10, 2017  |  Inside Cybersecurity

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released for public comment draft guidance on protecting medical devices that deliver fluids and medications to patients – infusion pumps – from cyber attacks.

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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  |  Healthcare Guys

The vulnerabilities of wireless medical infusion pumps (WMIP), are numerous according to NIST published report. Let’s explore accountability. Who is actually responsible for managing, maintaining and controlling wireless infusion pumps?

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May 10, 2017  |  JD Supra

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.” The purpose of the new guidance is to address the security flaws in external infusion pumps in the healthcare industry, and provide engineers and IT professionals a roadmap for how they can securely configure and deploy wireless infusion pumps by using “standards-based commercially available technologies and industry best practices[.]”

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May 10, 2017  |  FierceHealthcare

Pointing to a growing number of wireless infusion pumps entering the market, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released draft guidelines for healthcare systems to address cybersecurity threats.

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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 09, 2017  |  IT Security News

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) National Center for Cybersecurity Excellence (NCCOE) has released it’s latest draft medical device related security document, entitled ‘NIST Special Publication 1800-8 Cybersecurity Special Publication 1800-8 Securing Wireless Infusion Pumps – In Healthcare Delivery Organizations‘. Authored by Gavin O’Brien, Sallie Edwards, Kevin Littlefield, Neil McNab, Sue Wang and Kangmin Zheng – the document is available as either a PDF or web-based artifact. 

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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 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.