Post Tagged with: "medical devices"

FDA: Antivirus Crashed Diagnostic Tool During Heart Procedure

May 3, 2016 10:510 comments
The Hemo diagnostic tool by Merge Healthcare was felled by anti virus software running on a monitoring PC, the FDA said in a recent Adverse Incident report.

In-brief: antivirus software running on a medical diagnostic computer caused the device to fail in the middle of a cardiac procedure, the FDA said.

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Expert: FDA Cyber Guidance For Medical Devices Needs More Work

April 25, 2016 11:060 comments
The FDA's pending guidance for post market cyber security needs more work to be effective says University of Michigan Professor Kevin Fu.

In-brief: A prominent expert in medical device security has warned the FDA that its draft guidance for post market medical devices is too focused on stomping out known threats, and not enough on addressing current and future risks to the security of healthcare environments.

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FDA: Medical Device Makers Urged To Secure Post Market Devices from Cyber Attack

January 20, 2016 11:050 comments
The FDA has issued guidance for securing post market medical devices.

  In-brief: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday issued new guidelines, calling on medical device makers to do a better job addressing cyber security vulnerabilities and exploits as part of their management of deployed medical devices. 

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Ten Security Trends To Follow in 2016

December 31, 2015 11:26Comments Off on Ten Security Trends To Follow in 2016
Samsung said it is considering adding iris scanning technology to future mobile devices.
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Could hackers break my heart via my pacemaker? – BBC News

December 3, 2015 13:091 comment
Could hackers break my heart via my pacemaker? – BBC News

In-brief: A BBC article profiles an information security expert who finds herself the bearer of an implanted pacemaker, raising issues about the risks and benefits of new, connected health devices. 

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