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Volume: 4 Issue: 7
(July 2017)

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‘internet medical things cyber security us cyber security issues inherent ‘internet things (‘iot cause concern including healthcare sector

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The ‘internet of medical things’ and cyber security in the US

Cyber security issues inherent in the ‘Internet of Things’ (‘IoT’) are a cause for concern including in the healthcare sector. In the US, Federal cyber security policy has been non-regulatory so far. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (‘NIST’) and the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (‘NCCoE’) are working at securing the IoT for healthcare; recently for instance NIST and the NCCoE drafted in cooperation with industry a document outlining security practices for wireless infusion pumps used by health delivery organisations. Megan Brown and Sonali Gunawardhana of Wiley Rein LLP discuss the guidance on wireless infusion pumps and whether NIST/NCCoE efforts in the cyber security area will be enough to stave off federal cyber security regulation.

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