The FDA said yesterday that it is partnering with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security seeking to jointly improve cybersecurity in medical devices. The two agencies inked a memorandum of agreement looking to implement a new framework that will improve coordination and cooperation between the two bodies, according to the release. Through the agreement, both […]
Medical devices will increasingly be the target of ransomware, according to a US Department of Homeland Security official. Threats to medical devices are expanding alongside the expansion of Internet of Things technology, according to DHS Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team director Marty Edwards. “It’s only a matter of time before we see some […]
The Dept. of Homeland Security warned last month that some 300 medical devices may be vulnerable to malicious hacking thanks to manufacturers’ hard-coded default passwords. Devices at risk include external defibrillators, infusion pumps, lab and analysis equipment, ventilators and more.
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A handful of government bodies are asking federal regulators to establish medical device software security protocols as part of the FDA’s regular review of medical devices.
The U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security joined the Information Security & Privacy Advisory Board of the National Institute of Standards & Technology in calling for heightened review of medical devices, citing security weaknesses that may leave them vulnerable to "malicious tampering."