CIS, MDISS and CCS Medical Device Security Benchmark Initiative
In August 2013, the Center for Internet Security (CIS) launched a new initiative to develop the first-ever security control guidelines (benchmarks) for Internet-enabled medical devices and issued a request for information (RFI) to invite participation. CIS has been helping to build consensus on secure configuration settings across a range of information technologies for 13 years, and is bringing this experience to assist manufacturers in developing configuration security benchmarks for their medical devices. Soon after the RFI was issued, CIS identified the Medical Device Innovation, Safety and Security Consortium (MDISS) as an established leader in this space, and MDISS agreed to co-lead the initiative. The Council on CyberSecurity (CCS) came on board as well to co-lead this effort. CCS leads the continued development of and outreach for the Critical Security Controls for Effective Cyber Defense, among its many mission activities.
U.S. medical device manufacturers, healthcare facilities and cyber security experts are invited to join CIS, MDISS and CCS in this voluntary effort to produce clear, implementable, and consensus-based secure configuration guidelines on the controls that should be in place to help minimize risk against cyber attack or compromise.
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For more information, or to join this initiative, contact CIS at (518) 266-3460 or email firstname.lastname@example.org