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AHA, other groups call for medical device security guidance, financial support

July 05, 2018 / Jessica Davis

Industry stakeholders are asking Congress for financial support, guidance and FDA standards to shore up medical device security flaw, in response to a House Energy and Commerce Committee RFI. The 300 pages of comments from various industry groups covered a wide range of issues, from the cost of shoring up medical device security to confusion surrounding FDA guidance on post-market cybersecurity. To start, the American Hospital Association outlined the steps hospitals are taking to bolster cybersecurity. However, those efforts are hampered by the vulnerabilities posed by medical devices running on legacy systems -- often a key entry point for hackers to gain access to a network.