The House Energy & Commerce Committee today requested information from stakeholders on the cybersecurity challenges presented by legacy health care technologies and medical devices, and potential policies to address them. “While health care cybersecurity is a complex, nuanced challenge with many different contributing factors, the use of legacy technologies, which are typically more insecure than their modern counterparts, continues to be a root cause of many incidents,” the committee’s request for information states. Public comments should be emailed to supportedlifetimes@mail.house.gov by May 31. In a letter last December to the Food and Drug Administration, AHA recommended that the agency provide greater oversight of medical device manufacturers with respect to the security of their products; set clear measurable expectations for manufacturers before cybersecurity incidents; and play a more active role during cybersecurity attacks.

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