Post Tagged with: "medical devices"

White House Issues Security Guidelines for Precision Medicine

May 31, 2016 07:590 comments
With Washington divided, experts say the prospect for big change following the White House Cybersecurity Summit is remote.

In-brief: The White House released new guidelines to help healthcare organizations secure data used in its s0-called “Precision Medicine Initiative” (or PMI), advising healthcare providers to take a risk-based approach to securing data, while being careful not to poison the well of patient trust.

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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In-brief: A prominent expert in medical device security has warned the FDA that its draft guidance for post market medical devices is too focused on stomping out known threats, and not enough on addressing current and future risks to the security of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 11:05Comments Off on FDA: Medical Device Makers Urged To Secure Post Market Devices from Cyber Attack
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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