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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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  • by Bam_Thwok ( 2625953 ) on Thursday January 17, 2013 @11:48AM (#42616907)
    What exactly do you think this means? Did you actually read any of the reports? The DHS joined almost all other federal agencies in making it policy not to fuck over the health or environment of low-income populations as part of their operations. E.g. if the coast guard wants to test the effects of a new chemical dispersant for oil spills, this policy directs them to do it somewhere other than a lower-income fishing village in Louisiana. Or if the nuclear regulatory commission wants to build a site to dispose of spent nuclear fuel, they should do it somewhere other than near the aquifer of an Indian reservation.

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