FDA Releases Cybersecurity Recommendations for Medical Device Manufacturers

Patient Safety Monitor Insider

February 20, 2016

Cybersecurity threats to medical devices are a growing concern. The FDA took a proactive step last week and released draft guidance last week encouraging medical device manufacturers to address certain cybersecurity risks to keep patients safe.

Manufacturers should look beyond the initial security measures implemented in a medical device and consider additional safety measures throughout a particular device’s whole lifecycle, according to the report.