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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.

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May 07, 2017  |  Mass Transit

Siemens, over the last several months, has worked closely with the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on a cybersecurity project for the energy sector.

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May 05, 2017  |  FCW

Mobile devices pose a special risk to the security of government systems and data, in part because commercial carriers aren't subject to the security controls that can be applied to federal networks. The Cybersecurity Act of 2015 required DHS to explore security gaps that arise from government's use of commercial mobile devices and recommend security improvements within the mobile device ecosystem.

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May 05, 2017  |  ExecutiveGov

A study led by the Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate has offered recommendations for the federal government to manage the security of mobile devices being used by agency employees. DHS said Thursday it submitted the report titled “Study on Mobile Device Security” to Congress in accordance with the Cybersecurity Act of 2015. DHS S&T led the study in collaboration with the National Institute of Standards and Technology and NIST’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence.

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May 05, 2017  |  Security Management

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sent Congress a study on Thursday warning it of security threats to members’ mobile devices and a need for increased device security. The report, Study on Mobile Device Security, was mandated by the Cybersecurity Act of 2015 and compiled by the DHS Science and Technology Directorate with the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence. 

May 05, 2017

As the world rapidly embraces the Internet of Things, properly securing medical devices has grown challenging for most healthcare delivery organizations (HDOs). That’s because medical devices, such as infusion pumps, have evolved from standalone instruments that interacted only with the patient and a medical provider into devices that now connect wirelessly to a variety of systems, networks, and other platforms to enhance patient care, as part of the broader Internet of Medical Things (IoMT). As a result, cybersecurity risks have risen. Wireless infusion pump ecosystems, which include the pump, the network, and the data stored in and on a pump, face a range of potential threats, such as unauthorized access to protected health information (PHI), changes to prescribed drug doses, and interference with a pump’s intended function.

In collaboration with the healthcare community and manufacturers, the NCCoE developed cybersecurity guidance, draft NIST Special Publication 1800-8: Securing Wireless Infusion Pumps in Healthcare Delivery Organizations, which uses standards-based, commercially available technologies and industry best practices to help HDOs strengthen the security of wireless infusion pumps within healthcare facilities. The draft guide is now open for public comment.