What’s next for agency cyber efforts

When the White House issued its long-awaited executive order on cybersecurity in May, it formalized what many in government had long argued was necessary: adopting the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Cybersecurity Framework and embracing enterprise risk management at every agency. Read why United States government is asking all its agencies to adopt the National […]

NIST issues ‘next-generation’ draft guidance for IoT integration

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued its fifth revision of security and privacy guidance that includes a new focus on Internet of Things vulnerabilities. Read about the new NIST guidelines for Internet of Things integration on Fierce Healthcare.

Improve Healthcare Authentication with New NIST Guide

NIST recently released updated digital identity guidelines for federal agencies looking to create a secure authentication process. While not designed for healthcare authentication specifically, the guidelines could help the industry ensure a more secure password process. Read about the newly updated digital identity guidelines for healthcare firms by NIST on Health IT Security.

Report Recommends NIST Framework, Leadership for the Healthcare Industry to Combat Digital Threats

The healthcare industry in the U.S. is highly-regulated at the state and federal levels. A June 2017 HHS report recommends standardized guidelines, regulations and Dedicated leadership to combat digital health cybersecurity threats in the industry to protect patient privacy and security. For example, the report notes, devices such as smart continuous glucose monitors and insulin delivery […]

The NIST cybersecurity framework helps navigate modern threat landscape

The NIST Cybersecurity Framework helps organizations assess and manage their cybersecurity risks, but it can be arduous to master when organizations try to follow the guidelines, according to Steven Gutkin, deputy director at the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness. Gutkin spoke with SearchCIO at the recent Fusion CEO-CIO Symposium, produced by WTN […]

NIST Releases Internet of Things (IoT) Security Guidance

Read  David Navetta and Kris Kleiner take a analytic look at the Internet of Things guidance issued by NIST on Data Protection Report : Late last year, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”) released Special Publication 800-160 (the “Guidance”) on implementing security in Internet-of-Things (“IoT”) devices. Read their full article here.

New NIST guide helps small businesses improve cybersecurity

Small-business owners may think that they are too small to be victims of cyber hackers, but Pat Toth knows otherwise. Toth leads outreach efforts to small businesses on cybersecurity at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and understands the challenges these businesses face in protecting their data and systems. Read about the new […]

NIST shifts focus of security guidance to ‘engineering’

Security experts have long said that internet-connected systems and software need security controls and features built in by design, in the same manner they’re built into physical infrastructure. The National Institute of Standards and Technology agrees and has issued guidance to help software engineers build secure products. Read about how the National Institute of Standards […]

National Institute of Standards and Technology Releases Cybersecurity Guide for Small Businesses

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released guidance today designed to help small businesses improve their cybersecurity preparedness. The document, Small Business Information Security: The Fundamentals, is based on NIST’s 2014 Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, a widely used cybersecurity framework (Cybersecurity Framework). Read about the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) […]

Small Businesses Need Digital Security, Too: NIST

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is reaching out to small business owners to help them improve their digital security with a new guidebook entitled ‘Small Business Information Security: The Fundamentals’. Read about the guidebook entitled  ‘Small Business Information Security: The Fundamentals’ released by the National Institute of Standards and Technology for small and […]