House Bill Targets Healthcare Cybersecurity

October 16, 2017

U.S. Representatives Dave Trott (R-Mich.) and Susan Brooks (R-Ind.) introduced legislation aimed at safeguarding healthcare technology as the industry has become a target for ransomware and cyber attacks.

The Internet of Medical Things Resilience Partnership Act, introduced Oct. 5, calls for the FDA and the National Institute of Standards and Technology to create a public-private stakeholder partnership that would collect “existing and developing international and domestic cybersecurity standards, guidelines, frameworks, and best practices” to address cyber vulnerabilities in certain medical devices.

The proposed partnership would also be charged with identifying the high-priority problems and pinpointing actionable solutions.

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