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Lawmakers want to know how to mitigate cyber risk in medical devices

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 3 months ago

Replace the device? Patch the software? Lawmakers want to know how to protect legacy medical equipment from cyberthreats.

Congress wants answers on embargo of Spectre and Meltdown information

by Greg Otto • 6 months ago

Top Republicans on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce want to know why top tech companies sat on the chip flaws for more than six months.

Lawmaker to HHS: Label software in medical devices

by Shaun Waterman • 8 months ago

A national effort is needed to ensure that the owners and operators of medical devices, hospital IT networks and electronic health records management systems can find out what software and other technologies are in the products they are buying.

Congress told 'the market can't fix' poor cybersecurity at credit companies

by Shaun Waterman • 9 months ago

"Consumers are getting taken to the woodshed, companies are making billions of dollars off our data and we've had it," said GOP Oregon Rep. Greg Walden, the chairman of the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee.

WannaCry outbreak was first big test of HHS's new cybersecurity center for health sector

by Shaun Waterman • 1 year ago

When the ransomware crippled the British National Health Service last month, the response at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services was led by a new cybersecurity watch center, officials told lawmakers.

After Dyn cyberattack, lawmakers seek best path forward

by Chris Bing • 2 years ago

More than three weeks after a massive distributed denial of service, or DDoS-style attack, disrupted America’s internet — downing major properties like Twitter and eBay for several hours — lawmakers took to Capitol Hill Wednesday to explore how the nation should move forward.

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