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New Website Is Clearing House for Medical Device Vulnerabilities

In-brief: A website run by the National Health ISAC will serve as a clearing house for information on security vulnerabilities in medical devices, the first of its kind in the US.

St. Jude Patches Hole that allowed Medical Device Hacks

In-brief: St. Jude Medical said on Monday that it patched a serious hole in a product used to program implantable medical devices like defibrillators. But researchers and a Wall Street investment firm say the company still has more holes to close. 

It’s the Risk, Stupid: FDA Medical Device Guidance Looks Past the Device

In-brief: The FDA’s final guidance on cybersecurity for postmarket medical devicesmarks a departure from earlier drafts, focusing generically on cybersecurity risk management and jettisoning an early focus on the threat posed by “connected devices” that some considered too narrow.

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We Need Smart Public Policy for the Internet of Things | IEEE Spectrum

In-brief: is regulation the right approach to securing The Internet of Things or can industry clean up its own act? IEEE Spectrum takes a look. 

FCC Wary of Security Mandates for Internet of Things | Morning Consult

In-brief: Despite urging from lawmakers on Capitol Hill, the FCC is wary of changing rules to give ISPs a freer hand in cutting off access for infected Internet of Things devices, according to a report.