Board Pushes For Medical Device Cybersecurity Oversight

Law360, New York (April 11, 2012, 6:59 PM EDT) -- The federal Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board urged the government in a letter released Tuesday to streamline the oversight of security threats posed to electronic medical devices, citing concerns that hackers are gaining access to these devices and the personal information stored in them.

Currently, no single agency has the primary authority to ensure the cybersecurity of networked and wireless medical devices that are operated by software connected to the Internet, leading to a "lack of accountability and oversight" of the dangers posed by hackers...
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