The FDA issued a warning about vulnerabilities of medical devices to cybersecurity threats in a press release on Oct. 1, 2018 and is taking steps to help organizations improve cybersecurity of their medical devices.
Citing the increasing number of cyber attacks in healthcare and concern about the potential for targeting medical devices, the FDA announced in an October 1, 2018 press release the publication of its Medical Device Cybersecurity Regional Incident Preparedness and Response Playbook.
Lots has happened in the MedTech Industry in the beginning of the New Year! The FDA has made statements concerning the future of 3D printing in medicine as well as provided recommendations for medical device cybersecurity, which has become an increasingly popular topic in healthcare. Take a quick look at what you missed in the month of January:
The House Committee on Energy and Commerce is calling on HHS to act promptly on all recommendations for medical device security suggested by the Healthcare Cybersecurity Task Force.
The topic of cybersecurity for medical devices became a hotter issue this past year amid several high-profile hospital cybersecurity breaches, and the FDA is paying close attention.
In a blog post on the FDA’s site, Suzanne B. Schwartz, the FDA’s Associate Director for Science and Strategic Partnerships at the Center for Devices and Radiological Health, she outlined the FDA’s approach to medical device cyber safety.