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NIST Seeks Comments on Cybersecurity Standards For Patient Imaging Devices

Our colleague  at Epstein Becker Green has a post on the Health Law Advisor blog that will be of interest to our readers in the technology industry: “NIST Seeks Comments on Cybersecurity Standards For Patient Imaging Devices.”

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NIST Seeks Comments on Cybersecurity Standards For Patient Imaging Devices

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST) has announced that it will be seeking industry input on developing “use cases” for its framework of cybersecurity standards related to patient imaging devices. NIST, a component of the Department of Commerce, is the agency assigned to the development and promulgation of policies, guidelines and regulations dealing with cybersecurity standards and best practices.  NIST claims that its cybersecurity program promotes innovation and competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and related technology in ways that enhance economic security and quality of life. Its standards and best practices address interoperability, usability and privacy continues to be critical for the nation. NIST’s latest announcement is directed at eventually providing security guidance for the healthcare sector’s most common uses of data, inasmuch as that industry has increasingly come under attack.

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