Center for Internet Security Launches Initiative for Medical Device Cybersecurity

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The Center for Internet Security has announced a new initiative to develop benchmarks for medical device manufactures to help increase cybersecurity in the healthcare industry.

CIS plans to work with industry stakeholders, including device manufacturers, to develop the security guidelines.

"The technological advancements that enable healthcare providers to embed lifesaving devices and treat patients remotely are tremendous. We must do everything we can to protect those devices and the patients who rely on them. CIS is pleased to lead this collaborative effort to develop well-defined security baselines that can help further strengthen defenses against cyber attack," said William F. Pelgrin, president and CEO of CIS, in the news release.

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