Who Is Responsible? Congressional Cybersecurity Inquiry Reveals Manufacturer, Provider Rift
Hospitals and clinicians are pushing back against any assertion that they share equal responsibility with product manufacturers for cybersecurity of legacy connected medical devices. Manufacturers should be required to bear more responsibility, health-care provider groups told US House lawmakers. Device-makers, however, argue it is unreasonable to expect them to support security on their products indefinitely.
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Message To US Congress: Know What Cybersecurity Tools You Have, Share What You Know, Untie Our Hands
Responding to US lawmakers on how to tackle cybersecurity threats to medical devices and the health-care system, device firms, hospitals, provider groups and other stakeholders listed recommendations on creating inventories, sharing information and amending laws.
Too much of the current burden to ensure device cybersecurity falls on hospitals, the American Hospital Association tells congressional leaders. Manufacturers need to do more to protect installed medical devices, the largest hospital trade group says.