News / Irish Ferries aims to make a splash in the Dover-Calais market

first_img Shippers and hauliers using Dover-Calais ferry services will enjoy an expanded range of options after Irish Ferries announced it would begin operating a service in June.The company, which operates Great Britain-Ireland and France-Ireland Irish Sea services, said it would move into the new market with the transfer of its Isle of Inishmore vessel, currently deployed on its Rosslare-Pembroke service.It will be replaced on that service by the ro-ro passenger vessel Blue Star 1, chartered from Greek owner Attica.And it said further vessel deployments “would be revealed in the coming months”.It suggested it would launch the new service as part of a drive to reignite interest in the UK landbridge as a route between continental Europe and Ireland – which was the favoured connection for many firms until the new border controls were introduced following Brexit.Irish Ferries said: “This additional capacity on the Dover-Calais route will significantly strengthen the capacity and reliability of the landbridge for exporters and importers. Hauliers will now have one operator providing an inclusive service on the Dublin-Holyhead, Rosslare-Pembroke and Dover-Calais routes.“This will allow exporters and importers easier, cheaper and quicker access to our European markets via the Common Transit Convention.”It will also be the first time since the closure of MyFerryLink in 2015 that cross-Channel shippers will have choice of three ferry operators, as well as Eurotunnel, on the route.Doug Bannister, CEO of Port of Dover, said: “We are delighted to welcome Irish Ferries. This announcement gives the millions of customers across the UK and the Republic of Ireland, who value the intrinsic benefits of the shortest sea crossing to Europe, the prospect of even more choice.“We believe the inclusive landbridge product will be popular with Irish exporters and will strengthen the just-in-time supply chain into the EU,” he added.And Jean-Marc Puissesseau, chairman of Port of Calais, added: “The commencement of the service emphasises the strategic position of the port of Calais in the trade between Ireland, the UK and the continent. It is a clear sign of confidence just a few weeks before the opening of the new port of Calais.”UK government figures show exports from the UK to the EU fell 41% year on year in January, a clear sign that post-Brexit regulations have dented trade. By Gavin van Marle 29/03/2021last_img read more

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Pharmalot, Pharmalittle: Neurocrine Biosciences wins first drug approval

first_img @megkesh Meghana Keshavan Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED By Meghana Keshavan April 12, 2017 Reprints [email protected] What is it? What’s included? STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Pharmalot, Pharmalittle: Neurocrine Biosciences wins first drug approval center_img Alex Hogan/STAT Good day to you. This is Meghana of the Readout, filling in for Ed in this Wednesday edition of Pharmalittle. Here’s what’s happening in PharmaLand:San Diego’s Neurocrine Biosciences won approval for its drug targeting tardive dyskinesia — a movement disorder seen in patients taking antipsychotic medication. This is the company’s first drug approval. Its stock leapt nearly 25 percent in premarket trading. GET STARTED Log In | Learn More Biotech Correspondent Meghana covers biotech and contributes to The Readout newsletter. About the Author Reprints Pharmalot Tags antibioticspharmaceuticalsSTAT+last_img read more

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Health Matters: A Partnership in Medical Care

first_imgRELATEDTOPICS Health Matters: Managing the Stress of COVID-19 June 7, 2021 AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Health Matters: Helping Children with Chest Wall Malformation June 13, 2021 By Straight Facts CBD Advertisement Considering CBD? Here are the straight facts Sponsored Contentcenter_img Health Matters: Scoliosis Treatment for Children June 13, 2021 Advertisement Advertisement It’s a medical specialty that treats more than just the body. ”We don’t only treat the physical aspect of the patient. We take care of the patient physically, spiritually, socially. It’s delivered through multidisciplinary teams. So, the patient will have a physician, nurses, a social worker,” explained Dr. Diana Khalil, a palliative care physician with Lee Health. Patients diagnosed with a chronic disease like COPD, cancer, or heart failure qualify for palliative care. “The best ideal time to start palliative care is at the time of diagnosis and as the disease progresses, palliative care gets more involved and supports the patient along the journey of the disease,” she said. In addition to managing the pain, palliative care can also help patients manage feelings of anxiety and depression. “What makes palliative care stand out from other specialties is we don’t just treat the patient, we treat the patient and their families. In palliative care, we do share decisions, we discuss with the patient what’s going on, we discuss their diseases, their treatment options, we help them identify what their goals are for their care, and then they tend to choose what’s best for them. So it’s more the patient dictating the type of care they need,” said Dr. Khalil. The goal is to help patients living with chronic illnesses have a better quality of life. “Studies have found that they tend to live longer and be happier because we take the stress away and we help them have a good life,” she said. View More Health Matters video segments at LeeHealth.org/Healthmatters/ Lee Health in Fort Myers, FL is the largest network of health care facilities in Southwest Florida and is highly respected for its expertise, innovation and quality of care. For more than 100 years, we’ve been providing our community with personalized preventative health services and primary care to highly specialized care services and robotic assisted surgeries. Lee Health – Caring People. Inspiring Care. Visit LeeHealth.org See how FDA approval makes all the difference when choosing a CBD. AdvertisementTags: Dr. Diana KhalilHealth MattersLee Healthpalliative care Health Matters: Preparing for Surgery June 7, 2021last_img read more

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Laois footballers called to take part in reboot of popular TV show

first_img Council Laois footballers called to take part in reboot of popular TV show WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleExciting wedding showcase event planned for Midlands Park HotelNext articleFianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin due in Laois tomorrow Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Pinterest Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By Alan Hartnett – 9th May 2018 Home Sport GAA Laois footballers called to take part in reboot of popular TV show SportGAAGaelic Football Twitter Twitter Community Facebook Underdogs is coming back Does anybody remember this?Ten years after it last aired, TG4 have revealed that they are bringing back the popular show Underdogs.For those of you who can’t recall it, the show aims to pluck unknown GAA talent from around the country and pit them against a top county team in a one off game.The show is most known for uncovering Kieran Donaghy – then a lanky basketballer from Tralee.In the 14 years since he appeared on the show, he has gone on to win four All-Irelands, three All Stars and the Footballer of the Year award.Now TG4 and Adare Productions are hoping to uncover more talent currently being overlooked by their county teams.And they are looking for Laois lads to take part.Trials will be held throughout the country this month, and the first step is a quite thorough application process which you can access here.To be eligible players must have never previously played inter-county senior football, and must be over the age of 18.The All Stars team who faced Dublin in 2003 contained John Kelly who went on to represent the Dublin hurlers, and current Carlow coach Steven Poacher from Down.A year later Donaghy and Cork’s Pearse O’Neill formed a powerful midfield partnership as the Underdogs got the better of Kerry.Both players went on to win All-Irelands, becoming key players for their respective counties.Others to emerge from that team were current Offaly football manager and Kerry native Stephen Wallace, Eoghan Bradley went on to play for Tyrone and Tipperary footballer Hugh Coghlan.The latter went on to win a number of Laois senior football titles with Portlaoise.So what are you waiting for?SEE ALSO – Well-known Laois man opens up about his incredible weight loss WhatsApp Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining Rugby TAGSTG4Underdogs Facebook Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government fundinglast_img read more

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Deaths in Laois – Thursday, September 5, 2019

first_img Facebook Previous articleLive music, free entry and late bar – Manhattan Mixer host Little Picnic this weekend as festival vibe continuesNext articleLaois teams set to get local soccer season underway Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Below are the recent deaths in Laois.Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.Frank WallDerrycloney, Mountmellick, LaoisFrank Wall, Derrycloney, Mountmellick, Co. Laois. Died September 4th 2019 in his 92nd year. Peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. Predeceased by his beloved wife Mary. Deeply regretted by his loving family and their spouses , Betty and Donal, Margaret and Patrick, Ann and Anthony, Tony and Michelle, Claire, Tracey and Kevin, Fran and Michelle. His sister Cecelia (Kirkland), grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, brother-in-law Bruce, sister-in-law Judy, neighbours, relatives and many friends.R.I.P.Reposing in Margaret and Patrick’s home in IrishTown, Mountmellick (R32D 949) on Friday from 4pm. Recital of the Rosary at 8pm. Funeral arriving to St Joseph’s Church, Mountmellick, on Saturday for 11am Requiem Mass. Burial afterwards in St Joseph’s Cemetery, Mountmellick. Family time on Saturday morning, please. For live streaming of the requiem mass www.mountmellickparish.ieElizabeth BennettCoolnamona, Portlaoise, LaoisBennett, Crumlin, Dublin and late of Coolnamona, Portlaoise, September 2nd 2019, peacefully, at the Regional Hospital, Portlaoise. Elizabeth, daughter of the late Patrick and Peggy Bennett. Deeply regretted by her loving brothers Joe and Anthony, sisters Mary and Margaret, sisters in law, brothers in law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.Rest in PeaceReposing at Keegans Funeral Home, Portlaoise, on Wednesday from 5.30pm. Removal at 7pm to arrive at St Fintan’s Church, Ballyfin, at 7.30pm. Requiem Mass on Thursday at 11am, followed by interment in SS Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, Portlaoise.Kathleen Kavanagh (née Brennan)Colt, Ballyroan, LaoisPeacefully in the loving care of her family. Predeceased by her husband Liam (1990)and son Barry (1982). Deeply regretted hy her loving daughters: Mary (Annabi), Dolores ( Murray), Louise and Grace, her loving sons: Austin, Paul, Raymond and Brian, her sons-in-law: Liam and Karim, her daughters-in-law: Marie and Betty, her grandchildren,her great-grandchildren, her brother Paddy, sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.Reposing at her residence from today, Tuesday, from 5pm until prayers at 6pm on Wednesday. Transfer of remains to St. Peter and Paul’s Church, Portlaoise arriving at 7:15pm followed by Mass with Divine Mercy Devotions. Requiem Mass on Thursday in St. Fintans Church Raheen at 12 noon. Interment afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.Ann French (née Dempsey)Coolock, Dublin/Donegal/Portlaoise, LaoisFRENCH (née Dempsey) Ann 1st September 2019, (Coolock, Dublin and formerly of Donegal and originally from Portlaoise, Co. Laois) passed away peacefully at Beaumont Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Beloved mother of Bernadette, Veronica, Declan, John, Edel, Joseph, Ann, Orla and Jacinta; she will be very sadly missed by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, sister Sarah, nieces, nephews, relatives, friends and neighbours.Reposing at her daughter Bernadette’s home on Wednesday from 12pm onwards. Removal on Thursday 5th September to St. Joseph the Artisan Church, Bonnybrook arriving for 10.30am Funeral Mass, followed by burial in Dardistown Cemetery.SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, September 4, 2019 By Alan Hartnett – 5th September 2019 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Home Deaths Deaths in Laois – Thursday, September 5, 2019 Deaths Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results TAGSDeaths in Laois GAA Pinterest Pinterest Facebook GAA Twitter Twitter WhatsApp 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Deaths in Laois – Thursday, September 5, 2019 Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory WhatsApp GAA last_img read more

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AMF brings charges in alleged scam

first_img Related news James Langton The AMF alleges that the defendants took part in “pump and dump” scams involving microcap securities listed on U.S. over-the-counter (OTC) bulletin board; using false and misleading press releases, social media, and other online channels to tout the growth prospects of various companies, and then selling their holdings in these firms once their share prices increased. It says that its investigation shows that the trading generated over $10 million in proceeds. The two companies that have been charged with market manipulation are Hilbroy Advisory Inc. IAB Media Inc. Jean-François Amyot, president of Hilbroy and a director at IAB, faces 10 charges; and is named by the AMF as “the ringleader of the presumed scam.” The regulator says Amyot’s business partner, Francis Mailhot, faces eight charges; noting, “he was president or director of companies allegedly involved in the scam, including Rainmaker Venture Capital Inc. and Hyper Growth Stock Publications Inc.” The AMF has also brought charges against several other individuals that it says were involved with the scheme; some of whom already face existing freeze and cease trade orders. Back in 2009, Hilbroy issued a statement saying that it “is a service provider to mostly small companies and is not responsible for the business development or the management of its clients, nor can Hilbroy Advisory control their clients’ stock market performance.” At the time, it also claimed to have been victimized, along with several corporate clients, by shell company vendors based in Toronto, and a transfer agency, that was shut down by the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Mouth mechanic turned market manipulator Pump and dump ends in ban, over $1 million in penalties Share this article and your comments with peers on social mediacenter_img Keywords Market manipulation Facebook LinkedIn Twitter SEC alleges trader used tweets to pump and dump stock Regulators in Québec have brought charges against 11 people and two companies today in connection with alleged “pump and dump” schemes. The Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) announced today that it has launched a joint penal proceeding against 13 defendants that, it says, were involved in market manipulation between 2008 and 2012. In total, the AMF is bringing almost 40 charges in the case. None of the allegations have been proven. last_img read more

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OSC brings allegations of illegal insider trading to light

first_img Facebook LinkedIn Twitter The OSC alleges that Donna Hutchinson, a legal assistant with law firm Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP (DWPV), provided Cameron Edward Cornish, a long-time friend and institutional trader, with material, non-public information about pending mergers and acquisitions that DWPV was working on from Oct. 1, 2011 to April 30, 2016. The OSC alleges that Cornish — who was registered with Brant Securities Ltd., from 2009 to 2017, according to registration records — not only traded on the information himself, but also passed along tips to two other friends, David Paul George Sidders and Patrick Jelf Caruso, who also allegedly traded on the information. The deals in question include Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.’s acquisition of Allergan Inc.; Baytex Energy Corp.’s deal for Aurora Oil & Gas Ltd.; and Burger King Worldwide, Inc.’s acquisition of Tim Hortons Inc., among others. The allegations in the case have not been proven. The first hearing in the case is scheduled for Oct. 24. Photo copyright: elovkoff/123RF The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) on Friday unveiled allegations of yet another Bay Street illegal insider trading and tipping scheme involving a law firm and a brokerage employee. SEC alleges man sold insider trading tips on dark web FINRA bans analyst for insider trading ASIC ready to make deals with devils James Langton Keywords Insider trading,  TippingCompanies Ontario Securities Commission Related news Share this article and your comments with peers on social medialast_img read more

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Markets down amid U.S. tax bill uncertainty

first_imgDavid Hodges TSX gets lift from financials, U.S. markets rise to highest since March In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average retreated 76.77 points to 24,508.66. The S&P 500 index was down 10.84 points to 2,652.01 and the Nasdaq composite index gave back 19.27 points to 6,856.53. Indexes turned lower Thursday after U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio said he would vote against a proposed bill that would give generous tax cuts to corporations unless a U.S. child tax credit was expanded. House and Senate Republican leaders had forged an agreement Wednesday on the bill. ¢That’s hit the U.S. markets and it spilled over into the Canadian markets,” said Kash Pashootan, CEO at First Avenue Investment Counsel in Toronto. “This is what you see when you have a market that’s over optimistic and pricing in perfection. Any hiccups along the road will cause volatility and retreat,” he said. “We had seen significant optimism, in fact certainty, priced in about tax reform in the U.S. We’re now seeing rumblings and meaningful opposition present itself and so there’s question marks around whether this tax reform will make it to the finish line.” Kash said the uncertainty around U.S. tax reform also put downside pressure on the greenback, giving the Canadian dollar a bit of a boost. But strengthening oil prices also played a significant role in the currency’s rise, he added. The loonie closed at an average trading of US78.09¢, up 0.28 of a U.S. cent, as the January crude contract advanced US44¢ to US$57.04 per barrel. On the Canadian corporate front, shares of Bombardier Inc. down 6¢, or 1.92%, to $3.07. The Montreal-based transportation company expects its revenue to grow to between US$17 billion and US$17.5 billion next year — higher than this year, but below analyst estimates. Cenovus Energy Inc. also saw its stock fall, down 66¢, or 5.54%, to $11.26. The Calgary-based oil producer said Thursday it’s planning to cut between 500 and 700 employees and contractors by early next year as it looks to reduce costs. In commodities, the January natural gas contract was down US3¢ to US$2.68 per mmBTU. The February gold contract was up US$8.50 to US$1,257.10 an ounce and the March copper contract added US2¢ to US$3.07 a pound. Keywords Marketwatch Canada’s main stock index dropped sharply from its record finish on Wednesday, as American markets also lost ground amid uncertainty that a sweeping U.S. tax bill will pass. The S&P/TSX composite index tumbled 120.13 points to 16,016.46 in a broad-based decline that included the influential materials, financials and energy sectors. Share this article and your comments with peers on social mediacenter_img Related news S&P/TSX composite hits highest close since March on strength of financials sector Toronto stock market dips on weakness in the energy and financials sectors Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

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Budget to boost jobs, kick-start economy and continue keeping people safe

first_imgBudget to boost jobs, kick-start economy and continue keeping people safe The PremierCreating and supporting jobs through targeted stimulus measures, billions of dollars for infrastructure and maintenance, tax cuts for business and record health funding are at the centre of today’s 2020-21 NSW State Budget.The Budget reinforces our world-class health system that has made NSW a global leader in tracking, tracing and containing COVID-19 to keep our people safe, as part of a record $29.3 billion health budget.Job creation is front and centre with a record $107 billion infrastructure pipeline targeting shovel and screwdriver-ready projects, while a skills and training blitz will help people get back into the workforce after this year’s significant job losses.Hip-pocket support will give families peace of mind, with 15 hours of free preschool per week extended to the end of 2021, and $100 worth of Out & About vouchers for every adult resident to inject new energy into the economy, help businesses doing it tough and encourage employment.More assistance is being fast-tracked to help those most affected, with the biggest mental health budget in NSW’s history, and a major investment to provide intensive tutoring in schools to help students overcome the challenges of a rollercoaster school year.Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the Budget takes decisive action to meet the needs of people across NSW, as we emerge from an unprecedented health and economic crisis.“The people of NSW have done it tough over the past 12 months, faced with the triple crises of drought, bushfires and COVID-19,” Ms Berejiklian said.“We are doing whatever it takes to stay ahead of the pandemic and provide the support our households, businesses and communities need to get back on their own two feet.”The NSW economy contracted by 1 per cent in 2019-20, with negative growth of ¾ per cent projected for 2020-21, followed by a projected return to growth of 2½ per cent in 2021-22.The Budget will make targeted investments to turbo-charge jobs over the next five years with the unemployment rate projected to fall to 5¼ per cent by June 2024 as up to 270,000 people return to the workforce.“With so many people out of work this year and more predicted to become unemployed, we’re in a race against time to help create as many new jobs as we can,” Ms Berejiklian said.“This Budget has workers at its heart, with temporary, targeted stimulus to generate jobs and get businesses booming again.”Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said nine years of strong financial management had put the Government in a strong position to deploy its fiscal firepower, which would be coupled with record low interest rates, to stimulate a strong recovery through responsible borrowing.“The risk of long-term economic damage is too great if we do not take action, so we are taking advantage of record low interest rates and a strong balance sheet to turbo-charge our recovery,” Mr Perrottet said.“That doesn’t mean abandoning our firm commitment to fiscal responsibility. This Budget includes measures to chart a course back to surplus by 2024-25, and a strong economic recovery will support that goal.”The Budget takes the next steps to secure greater prosperity for current and future generations, continuing to deliver large-scale infrastructure to build a better future, investing in our people through education and skills, and securing the quality services everyone in NSW can rely on.Employers will get a major recovery boost with $2.8 billion in payroll tax cuts including increasing the threshold to $1.2 million to lower the cost of creating jobs, and businesses that are under the payroll tax threshold will receive $1500 vouchers to cover government fees.A new push to cut red tape will make it easier to run a business, and through the government’s Jobs Plus initiative we will support companies who want to relocate their head offices to NSW or expand their jobs footprint in NSW.The Budget also supports a broad-ranging reform agenda including planning, education and digital reform, and examining reform to the state’s property tax system.The record investment in this Budget sets us up for a prosperous, post-pandemic NSW. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, Berejiklian, bushfires, business, covid-19, education, employment, future generation, Government, infrastructure, Investment, mental health, New South Wales, NSW, payroll tax, record low, red tape, studentslast_img read more

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Defining IoT Cybersecurity Requirements: Draft Guidance for Federal Agencies and IoT Device Manufacturers

first_imgDefining IoT Cybersecurity Requirements: Draft Guidance for Federal Agencies and IoT Device Manufacturers An incredible variety and volume of Internet of Things (IoT) devices are being produced. IoT devices are ever more frequently becoming integral elements of federal information systems. The NIST Cybersecurity for IoT Team is releasing public drafts of four documents providing guidance for federal agencies and IoT device manufacturers on defining IoT cybersecurity requirements, including supporting non-technical requirements, so that federal organizations can procure and integrate IoT securely and continue to meet their FISMA obligations. These four new documents expand the range of guidance for IoT cybersecurity. The initial foundation documents in this series are:NISTIR 8259, Foundational Cybersecurity Activities for IoT Device ManufacturersNISTIR 8259A, IoT Device Cybersecurity Capability Core BaselineThe new 800-series Special Publication (SP) and the three new documents in the NISTIR 8259 series that are being released as drafts for comment provide guidance to federal agencies and IoT device manufacturers, complementing the guidance in the initial foundational documents:Draft NIST SP 800-213, IoT Device Cybersecurity Guidance for the Federal Government: Establishing IoT Device Cybersecurity Requirements, has background and recommendations to help federal agencies consider how an IoT device they plan to acquire can integrate into a federal information system. IoT devices and their support for security controls are presented in the context of organizational and system risk management. SP 800-213 provides guidance on considering system security from the device perspective. This allows for the identification of IoT device cybersecurity requirements-the abilities and actions a federal agency will expect from an IoT device and its manufacturer and/or third parties, respectively.Draft NISTIR 8259B, IoT Non-Technical Supporting Capability Core Baseline, complements the NISTIR 8259A device cybersecurity core baseline by detailing additional, non-technical supporting activities typically needed from manufacturers and/or associated third parties. This non-technical baseline collects and makes explicit supporting capabilities like documentation, training, customer feedback, etc.Draft NISTIR 8259C, Creating a Profile Using the IoT Core Baseline and Non-Technical Baseline, describes a process, usable by any organization, that starts with the core baselines provided in NISTIRs 8259A and 8259B and explains how to integrate those baselines with organization- or application-specific requirements (e.g., industry standards, regulatory guidance) to develop a IoT cybersecurity profile suitable for specific IoT device customers or applications. The process in NISTIR 8259C guides organizations needing to define a more detailed set of capabilities responding to the concerns of a specific sector, based on some authoritative source such as a standard or other guidance, and could be used by organizations seeking to procure IoT technology or by manufacturers looking to match their products to customer requirements.Draft NISTIR 8259D, Profile Using the IoT Core Baseline and Non-Technical Baseline for the Federal Government, provides a worked example result of applying the NISTIR 8259C process, focused on the federal government customer space, where the requirements of the FISMA process and the SP 800-53 security and privacy controls catalog are the essential guidance. NISTIR 8259D provides a device-centric, cybersecurity-oriented profile of the NISTIR 8259A and 8259B core baselines, calibrated against the FISMA low baseline described in NIST SP 800-53B as an example of the criteria for minimal securability for federal use cases.NIST appreciates all comments, concerns and identification of areas needing clarification. Ongoing discussion with the stakeholder community is welcome as we work to improve the cybersecurity of IoT devices. Community input is specifically sought regarding the mapping of specific reference document content to the items in Table 1 of NISTIR 8259B and Tables 1 and 2 of NISTIR 9258D, to populate the fourth column, “IoT Reference Examples” column. Table 1 in NISTIR 8259A can be used as a model for these informative reference mappings.A public comment period for these documents is open through February 12, 2021. See the publications’ details (linked above) for copies of the drafts and instructions for submitting comments. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:community, cyber security, cybersecurity, device, Federal, federal government, Government, industry, Internet, IoT, meet, NIST, security, space, technologylast_img read more

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