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Citing WannaCry, lawmakers ask how to tackle medical device cybersecurity flaws

The House Energy and Commerce Committee is seeking insights from industry leaders on how to overcome cybersecurity issues posed by legacy health IT. The committee has expressed concern over outdated medical devices, particularly after the WannaCry attack in May 2017, which impacted hundreds of thousands of devices. Patching these vulnerabilities is a challenge, as replacing legacy technology is costly and time-consuming. The committee is urging industry stakeholders to provide suggestions on how to address these flaws and prevent future attacks.

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