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July 11, 2017  |  BusinessWire

Clearwater Compliance, a leading provider of cybersecurity and compliance solutions, is pleased to announce it is the newest member of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) National Cybersecurity Excellence Partnership (NCEP) at NIST’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE). Clearwater joins 28 cybersecurity market leaders as part of the public-private industry collaboration that is focused on providing real-world, standards-based cybersecurity capabilities that address business needs. As an NCCoE NCEP member, Clearwater has pledged its award-winning cyber risk management software, methodology and expertise.

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July 11, 2017  |  SC Media

When Donna Dodson first became interested in security, there weren't any cybersecurity courses to be found and the definitive book for security pros was Dorothy Denning's 1982 tome, Cryptography and Data Security. Since then the topic has continued to grow as has the role of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) where Dodson is chief cybersecurity adviser and the IT Laboratory associate director for cybersecurity.

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July 10, 2017  |  Inside Cybersecurity

Beginning Tuesday, NIST is hosting a two-day event on botnet threats and the resiliency of the internet, where industry input will be expected on a key requirement of the Trump order. The NIST event at the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence will hear from industry leaders on emerging standards and “best practices,” product developments both for businesses and at home, and the role of government in mitigating distributed denial of service attacks.

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July 10, 2017  |  Inside Cybersecurity

NIST hosts at the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence in Rockville, MD on Tuesday and Wednesday a workshop on “enhancing resilience of the internet and communications ecosystem,” where discussions about mitigating botnet threats, cyber best practices and standards, and government roles in securing cyberspace will take place.

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June 28, 2017  |  Inside Cybersecurity

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is underscoring the need to develop consensus cybersecurity standards and “best practices” for the emerging Internet of Things, to avoid a patchwork of requirements.

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June 27, 2017  |  Donna Dodson

As its name suggests, the internet of things will connect all kinds of things, bringing us a wealth of data about, well, everything that we can use to improve our lives. For example, internet-connected smart parking meters are helping people find available parking spaces, saving time, fuel and probably more than a few relationships. People are using fitness trackers to log their daily activity and achieve their fitness goals, making them healthier and happier. And technologies that promise to make travel safer and more convenient, such as self-driving cars and highway sensors that detect and adapt to real-time road conditions, are quickly moving from concept to reality.

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June 27, 2017  |  PC Magazine

One of the final frontiers of medicine is using technology to solve problems medication and traditional surgery cannot. Implantable medical devices help regulate heart rhythms, steady the tremors of Parkinson's patients, and deliver insulin. But how susceptible are they to getting hacked?

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June 07, 2017  |  Asia Pacific Security Magazine

The NCCoE is working with the public safety and first responder (PSFR) community to develop a Mobile Application Single Sign-On (SSO) solution to assist PSFR personnel in immediately accessing critical public safety data during states of emergency. After publishing a final project description, the NCCoE released a Federal Register notice seeking technology collaborators.

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June 02, 2017  |  Becker's Health IT and CIO Review

The recent Ransomware event has focused attention on the fragile state of information systems across the globe. Unfortunately, it is not because the malicious actors are leveraging advanced technology or unique exploits. It is caused by a breakdown in the day-to-day maintenance of the information technology resources which are so inextricably linked to our everyday lives. No individual industry is more affected by the form of malicious software (“Malware”) known as Ransomware than the healthcare industry. 

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June 02, 2017  |  Consumer Affairs

With consumers increasingly using their mobile devices for all electronic transactions, including banking, there is growing concern about the security of mobile devices. The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, part of the Commerce Department, says ensuring the security of the information that a mobile device accesses, stores, and processes is a difficult cybersecurity challenge with no easy solution.