News and Events

HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition

February 19, 2017

The NCCoE will be participating with NIST at the 2017 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference & Exhibition at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fl.  for additional information on presentations, demonstration times, and exhibition location. 

NIST’s NCCoE Showcases Projects at RSA, HIMSS Conferences

February 09, 2017

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), a part of the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), will demonstrate its current projects in San Francisco Feb. 13-17 at the RSA Conference and Orlando Feb 19-23 at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Annual Conference & Exhibition (HIMSS17).

Individuals and organizations interested in learning more about the NCCoE’s work and how they can participate are encouraged to visit the booth and attend the presentations and demonstrations listed below.

RSA Conference: February 13-17, 2017

Clearwater Achieves #11 Rank in Top 500 Global Cybersecurity Companies to Watch in 2017

November 29, 2016

The announcement comes at an opportune time for Clearwater as the company is experiencing record growth, a strong demand for its Cyber Risk Services (CRS) solution, a new managed solution to help hospital CIOs and CISOs safeguard their data, systems, and reputation and the company’s selection by the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) ...

NCCoE Speaker Series Discusses Cybersecurity in the Health Community

November 10, 2016

On Wednesday November 9, 2016, the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) hosted “Cybersecurity in the Health Community,” part of the NCCoE Speaker Series. The event brought together a variety of cybersecurity professionals to the NCCoE campus to further the discussion on cybersecurity in the healthcare environment.

Is the Human Body the Cure for Mobile Data Security Concerns?

October 19, 2016

Both mobile device security and medical device security are increasingly popular topics in the healthcare industry. While there has not yet been a case of a hacked medical device affecting a patient, the concern for such a scenario is growing. The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) is investigating how best to improve wireless medical infusion pump security.

Safeguarding Health Information: Building Assurance through HIPAA Security

October 18, 2016

NIST and the Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights will co-host the 9th annual Safeguarding Health Information: Building Assurance through HIPAA Security Conference on October 19-20, 2016 at the Capital Hilton, Washington, D.C. NCCoE computer scientist Gavin O'Brien will host a panel on "Addressing Healthcare Cybersecurity Challenges through Standards-based Solutions" on October 19 from 1:15pm-2:15pm.

AFCEA Bethesda Health IT Day

October 11, 2016

NCCoE Computer Scientist Gavin O'Brien will join the "Cybersecurity: Out Think Healthcare Threat" panel discussion at the AFCEA Health IT Day at the Bethesda North Marriott Conference Center on Wednesday, October 12 from 10:30am-11:30am. This moderated panel of federal CISOs and privacy experts will share their perspective on how cognitive solutions may impact predictive threats and other cybersecurity topics of interest. 

Medical Device Cybersecurity Key Focus in NIST Partnership

September 07, 2016

A new risk assessment project designed for monitoring wireless IV medical infusion pumps hopes to further strengthen medical device cybersecurity across the healthcare industry. Gavin O’Brien, senior cybersecurity engineer with NCCoE discussed the partnership with HealthITSecurity.com and what it means for medical device cybersecurity.

NIST Selects Clearwater Compliance for Research Project to Bolster Cybersecurity of Wireless IV Medical Infusion Pumps

September 07, 2016

Clearwater Compliance, a leading healthcare cybersecurity company, will collaborate with the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) as part of a wide-ranging, first-of-its-kind risk assessment project focusing on wireless IV medical infusion pumps. This research project will investigate how to improve wireless IV medical infusion pumps’ security, with an end goal of helping companies and organizations increase their cyber risk assessment and management capability. The end result of this collective collaboration is a reference design and an implementation guide on how to protect wireless IV medical infusion pumps from unintended errors or unauthorized access, including malicious acts.

Mid-Atlantic Healthcare IT Security Leaders' Summit

August 23, 2016

NCCoE Computer Scientist Gavin O’Brien will speak at the Mid-Atlantic Healthcare IT Security Leaders Summit on “Securing the Healthcare Sector at the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence” on August 24 at 2pm. Hosted by infoLock Technologies, the summit brings together security leaders and executives from healthcare systems in the eastern United States for facilitated discussion and idea sharing regarding some of the most pressing information security issues facing the healthcare industry today.

NIST Goes After Infusion Pump Security Vulnerabilities

January 28, 2016

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has kicked off a project focused on boosting the security of wireless infusion pumps. In an effort to be sure researchers understand the hospital environment and how the pumps are deployed, NIST’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) plans to work with vendors in this space. The NCCoE will also collaborate on the effort with the Technological Leadership Institute at the University of Minnesota.

NCCoE Releases Draft of First Cybersecurity Practice Guide

July 22, 2015

The NCCoE has released a draft for public comment of the first guide in a new series of publications that will show businesses and other organizations how to improve their cybersecurity using standards-based, commercially available or open-source tools. The step-by-step guide released today demonstrates how health care providers can make mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, more secure, in order to better protect patient information and still take advantage of advances in communications technology.

Read more on NIST's website.

Upcoming NCCoE Working Sessions

April 08, 2015

To take advantage of the gathering of so many cybersecurity professionals, the NCCoE will host three cybersecurity working sessions in San Francisco between April 20 - 23, 2015, at the same time the RSA 2015 conference takes place.