NIST Releases Tips and Tactics for Dealing With Ransomware
Ransomware is a form of harmful software created to inhibit access to a computer system, locking out the end user until a sum of money or specified ransom is paid. To combat this, NIST has released a guide titled Tips and Tactics for Dealing With Ransomware, complete with an infographic, two-minute educational video, and expanded PDF guide of actionable steps you can take now to protect yourself from the threat of ransomware.

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The HIPAA Security Rule (HSR) establishes national standards to protect individuals’ electronic personal health information that is created, received, used, or maintained by a covered entity. The Security Rule requires appropriate administrative, physical and technical safeguards to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and security of electronic protected health information.  The Security Rule requires covered entities to…

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has just released version 1.0 of the NIST Privacy Framework; a new tool centered around managing privacy risk. In addition to covering general best practices and strategies for organizational data control, risk management & compliance the publication also highlights the the relationship between the Privacy Framework with NIST’s Cybersecurity Framework.

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The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking public comment on a draft plan for federal government engagement in advancing artificial intelligence (AI) standards for U.S. economic and national security needs. The document recommends four actions: bolster AI standards-related knowledge, leadership and coordination among federal agencies; promote focused research…

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