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March 06, 2016  |  GovInfoSecurity

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is reworking its guidance on the cybersecurity of wireless infusion pumps, with plans to release the document by the end of this year, says Gavin O'Brien, a computer scientist at NIST's National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, which is taking charge of the project.

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March 02, 2016  |  Infosecurity Magazine

Infusion pumps are one of the most ubiquitous medical devices in the United States, but even as they provide patients with nutrients and medication, they also provide hackers with a potential entry point into hospital networks. Nathan Lesser, Deputy Director of the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), has been working with healthcare organizations to study how best to secure networked medical devices like infusion pumps without impeding the work of doctors and nurses.

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February 27, 2016  |  MDBIZNews

Maryland is headed west – to San Francisco, for RSA 2016, the nation’s premier information security conference which kicks off Monday at the Moscone Center. The Maryland Department of Commerce will lead the CyberMaryland delegation to the conference, which draws more than 30,000 attendees and runs through Friday, March 4.

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February 14, 2016  |  FederalTimes

Time and again the administration has called cybersecurity a team sport: something every employee, every agency, every sector must work together to achieve. Now, one of the primary spokes connecting the work being done in government and industry has a place to call its own.

Last week, public and private stakeholders gathered in Rockville, Maryland, for the opening of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE).

Press Releases
February 11, 2016  |  E&E Security

The new Cybersecurity National Action Plan announced Tuesday by the White House aims at protecting federal agencies from cyberattacks, an urgent need dramatized by the ransacking of the Office of Personnel Management's aged computer systems by hackers two years ago.

Meanwhile, this month, the Commerce Department opened an expanded National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, a public-private research and development partnership to bring together industry and government experts from NIST on high-priority cybersecurity challenges.

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February 10, 2016  |  MeriTalk

Feb. 11 is the U.N.’s International Day of Women and Girls in Science, a day that celebrates the impact and importance of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

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February 10, 2016  |  Splunk

During his opening remarks, Dr. Willie May, Director of NIST, highlighted Splunk as one of six partners that renewed their commitment to NCCoE. Splunk’s commitment to the center includes providing the NCCoE with technical expertise, products, and outreach assistance. Splunk has committed to supporting NCCoE’s upcoming Financial Services Access Rights Management project with its operational intelligence software platform and technical expertise.

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February 09, 2016  |  Health Data Management

Momentum is building toward finding a way to fix security vulnerabilities in wireless medical infusion pumps, which are widely used in the nation’s hospitals.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is mounting the charge, announcing in late January that it’s looking for technology companies to participate in a collaborative project to improve the security of wireless infusion pumps.

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February 09, 2016  |  Computer Weekly

US president Barack Obama’s last budget proposals include $19bn for cyber security, but critics say this is still not proportionate to the threat.

Obama said the newly-established cyber security Center of Excellence will bring together industry and government experts to research and develop new cutting-edge cyber technologies.

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February 09, 2016  |  HealthITSecurity

Earlier this week, President Barack Obama announced the implementation of the Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP) in an effort to further improve the nation’s approach to cybersecurity.

In terms of healthcare cybersecurity, the increase in information sharing could be greatly beneficial, according to earlier statements from the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST).