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DHS Steps In As Regulator for Medical Device Security 123

mask.of.sanity writes "The Department of Homeland Security has taken charge of pushing medical device manufacturers to fix vulnerable medical software and devices after researchers popped yet another piece of hospital hardware. It comes after the agency pushed Philips to move to fix critical vulnerabilities found in its popular medical management platform that is used in a host of services including assisting surgeries and generating patient reports. To date, no agency has taken point on forcing the medical manufacturers to improve the information security profile of their products, with the FDA even dubbing such a risk unrealistic (PDF)."
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DHS Steps In As Regulator for Medical Device Security

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  • Nuance (Score:5, Funny)

    by Toe, The ( 545098 ) on Thursday January 17, 2013 @10:30AM (#42616121)

    Technology in hospitals? Good.

    Internet-connected technology in hospitals? Why?

    Sure, people in hospitals need information, but surely something which is assisting in the physical process of a surgery (etc.) doesn't need to be in the cloud, does it?

    The cloud can be cool, but be reasonable. Why not put the operations of the CIA into while we're at it?

  • Re:Nuance (Score:2, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 17, 2013 @11:33AM (#42616715)

    Naked in the cloud is a bad idea,

    And there are pictures of me to prove it.

  • by PolygamousRanchKid ( 1290638 ) on Thursday January 17, 2013 @11:37AM (#42616755)

    getting a record with medical equipment

    Well, the DHS already has experience with medical examinations. They play with my balls before I can fly on a plane.

    Funny, though. They never ask me to cough. And I never know why flying with a hernia is such a big deal.

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