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October 03, 2017  |  Inside Cybersecurity

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence at the National Institute of Standards and Technology has released a draft cybersecurity guide on the authentication of mobile device users with personal identity verification credentials.

The draft, released Sept. 29, is the latest version of the NIST Cybersecurity Practice Guide Special Publication 1800-12 on “Derived Personal Identity Verification Credentials.” It aims to provide guidance on how to secure federal systems that do not currently require PIV credentials for access, such as mobile devices.

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September 29, 2017  |  Inside Cybersecurity

NIST released a discussion draft of the second revision of Special Publication 800-37 on Thursday, which was written in response to the executive order on cybersecurity and the Office of Management and Budget's memorandum on the implementation of this order to enable the development of a new risk management cyber framework for federal agencies.

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September 21, 2017  |  Imperial Valley News

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), has developed an example of an advanced access control system. The approach uses commercially available products that can be included alongside current products in an existing infrastructure.

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September 21, 2017  |  Inside Cybersecurity

The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence has issued a draft cybersecurity “practice guide” on cyber access controls. The guide, issued Wednesday, details how organizations can use “attribute based access controls” to better manage employee access to data and networks.

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September 21, 2017  |  Forbes

Cutting edge technologies are essential to help the electricity sector adapt to the evolving cyber threat landscape.The National Institute of Standards and Technology found that these solutions can be integrated within a utility’s network to boost situational awareness and cope with attacks.

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September 15, 2017  |  Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry

Smiths Medical is scrambling to address cybersecurity risks involving its wireless infusion pump, a type of device that is particularly vulnerable to attack. Earlier this year the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) released a draft version of practice guides specific to wireless infusion pumps.

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September 14, 2017  |  Inside Cybersecurity

On Sept. 13, 2017, the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, a part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, published a report titled “Securing Property Management Systems: Cybersecurity for the Hospitality Sector.” This report details how the NCCoE plans to assist in the implementation of stronger cybersecurity measures for property management systems used in hospitality organizations, which include door locks, Wi-Fi networks, and guest services applications. 

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September 12, 2017  |  BusinessWire

Ultra Electronics, 3eTI, a leading cyber-technology company, today announced a collaborative project with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE). This project will focus on anomaly detection, providing critical and detailed cybersecurity guidance for industrial control systems (ICS) in the manufacturing sector.

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September 08, 2017  |  SANS Institute Newsletter

The US National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST's) National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCOE) has published a draft guidance document titled Data Integrity: Recovering from Ransomware and Other Destructive Events. The guide "demonstrates how organizations can develop and implement appropriate actions following a detected cybersecurity event."

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September 08, 2017  |  HIPPA Journal

Draft guidelines for ransomware recovery have been issued by the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The guidelines – NIST Special Publication 1800-11 – apply to all forms of data integrity attacks. SP 1800-11 is a detailed, standards-based guide that can be used by organizations of all sizes to develop recovery strategies to deal with data integrity attacks and establish best practices to minimize the damage caused and ensure a speedy recovery.