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August 16, 2016  |  Healthcare IT News

The healthcare industry is plagued with data breaches and other cybersecurity nightmares. At the same time, connected medical devices – components of the so-called Internet of Things – are multiplying, opening more holes in security and creating terrible potential for patient casualties. The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), established by the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), released its first cybersecurity practice guide last year called "Securing Electronic Health Records on Mobile Devices."

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August 07, 2016  |  Federal News Radio

What is the mission of the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE)? What are its strategic priorities? How does it accelerate the deployment and use of secure, standards-based technologies? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Nate Lesser, Deputy Director, NCCoE.

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August 02, 2016  |  BiometricUpdate.com

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) has collaborated with the first responder community to draft a proposed reference design for both multifactor authentication and mobile single sign-on to help overcome security concerns regarding public safety data in the field. The draft is aimed directly at the public safety/first responder community and details all the standards-based technical options that public safety organizations wi

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July 31, 2016  |  The Journal of Law & Cyber Warfare

The NCCoE published a draft project description, Mobile Application Single Sign-on, and will collaborate with industry, academy and government experts as well as members of the Public Safety and First Responder community and vendors of cybersecurity systems to build integrated, open, end-to-end reference design. The NCCoe will aim to deliver single sign-on capacity for native, web and browser-based applications.

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July 28, 2016  |  GCN

Developed by NIST’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), in collaboration with the responder community, the draft discusses all the standards-based technical options and trade-offs that public safety organizations will need to build out a range of mobile security services for their users.

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July 21, 2016  |  Inside Cybersecurity

The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence on Thursday established a new “community of interest” for data integrity, part of a Data Integrity Project aimed at assuring data is not altered or destroyed by malware, ransomware, insider activity, and other risks.

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July 19, 2016  |  Compliance Week

IT security commentators believe that most organizations probably already have experienced some form of a data breach. For instance, a recent U.S. Government interagency report indicates that, on average, there have been 4,000 daily ransomware attacks since early 2016 (a 300 percent increase over the 1,000 daily attacks reported in 2015). The ongoing challenge is to overcome the different and emerging sources of security breaches and to install the right defenses to address areas of vulnerability.

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July 17, 2016  |  Don Tobin

Criminal enterprises involved in distributing ransomware are making a large profit, with some studies showing profits in the hundreds of millions worldwide. In the Bitdefender study, more than 50 percent of the United States targets paid the ransom, while 40 percent said they would pay if they were hit. However, an effective data recovery strategy and business continuity plan would eliminate the need to pay the ransoms. Developing a process to detect and recover from a data integrity attack is too significant and costly a challenge for a single company to address in isolation. Therefore, the NCCoE has begun collaborating with technology partners and business leaders to develop a comprehensive, cross-industry solution.

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July 14, 2016  |  Diagnostic Imaging

Hospitals that integrate EHRs have started to look at external standards, such as those presented by the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) that attempt to create "best practice" guidelines for EHR security. Coupled with the MDM policies of the institution, they can create an environment that is functional, yet secure.

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June 30, 2016  |  IEEE IT Professional Magazine

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is another organization that relies on collaboration, but focuses on building reference designs or example solutions that others can use to improve an organization’s cybersecurity. As the US’s only national lab focused solely on cybersecurity, the NCCoE works with the private sector, academia, and other government organizations to identify pressing cybersecurity problems.