Federal advisory board calls for Congress to assign responsibility for preventing medical cyber-attacks.

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An article published today in Information Week asks: Should FDA Assess Medical Device Defenses Against Hackers?

There is a push from a privacy and security board which advises the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as well as the Office of Management and Budget, to grant the FDA or other federal entity the authority to assess the security of devices before they’re released for sale to the market.

Read more here: http://www.informationweek.com/news/healthcare/security-privacy/232900818

Coverage from Wired magazine here: http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/04/security-of-medical-devices/