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ECRI releases cybersecurity guidance for medical devices

The ECRI Institute's newly released "Ransomware Attacks: How to Protect Your Medical Device Systems" guidance suggests ways that hospitals could identify and protect their organizations against ransomware attacks. The guidance recommends adapting general cybersecurity principles to medical device system requirements, including conducting a vulnerability scan, identifying networked medical devices/servers/workstations operating on a Windows operating system and ensuring they have received the applicable Microsoft Windows OS MS17-010 security patch.

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