Health IT Security March 14, 2023
By Jill McKeon

The guidance positions medical technology security as a shared responsibility, encouraging medical device manufacturers and healthcare organizations to work together to reduce risks associated with legacy tech.

The Healthcare and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council (HSCC) Cybersecurity Working Group (CWG) released its “Health Industry Cybersecurity – Managing Legacy Technology Security (HIC-MaLTS)” guidance, aimed at helping medical device manufacturers (MDMs) and healthcare organizations manage legacy medical technology security risks.

The guidance can be leveraged by MDMs, healthcare organizations, and other technology providers to establish a shared responsibility for the security of legacy tech. As previously reported, unpatched and legacy medical devices can pose security risks to healthcare organizations.

In September 2022, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released a notice highlighting...

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Health IT, Health System / Hospital, Medical Devices, Provider, Technology
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