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medical device security


August 31, 2016  12:40 PM

IoT in healthcare: Four attack scenarios and what to do

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
Internet of Things, medical device security

As medical devices become increasingly connected to the internet and, therefore, the Internet of Things (IoT), Forrester Research, said in a report that there are four types of attacks healthcare organizations need to aware of, especially after coming off the

February 24, 2015  1:39 PM

FDA funding leads to medical device surveillance plan

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
FDA, medical device regulation, medical device security, medical devices

Though it has a handle on measuring the safety and effectiveness of medical devices, the FDA isn't sure there's enough publically-accessible information for patients and clinicians to make fully-informed decisions about medical products. The road to a firm medical device surveillance policy began...


October 7, 2014  5:00 PM

FDA’s plans through 2018 include postmarket surveillance reform

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
cybersecurity, FDA, medical device security, medical devices

The FDA offered a glance into its future that envisions improvements to current methods of enforcing health IT safety. Regulators plan to continue their migration from passive to active monitoring of postmarket surveillance of FDA-regulated devices. In the FDA's


September 24, 2013  12:59 PM

Final FDA rule sets up UDI system for medical devices

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
medical device security, medical devices, mHealth applications, UDI

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released its long-awaited final rule for unique device identification (UDI) system for medical...


January 25, 2013  2:15 PM

AAMI and FDA jointly issue device interoperability breakdown

EmilyHuizenga Profile: EmilyHuizenga
AAMI, device interoperability, FDA, Interoperability, medical device security

In their report “Medical Device Interoperability: A Safer Path Forward,” the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) garner information from the 2012 AAMI and FDA Interoperability Summit to address safety issues in connecting...


October 2, 2012  12:56 PM

Government Accountability Office recommends medical device security

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
FDA, gao, medical device security, mobile device management

As more personal health information flows through medical devices and over wireless networks, federal officials say more regulations are needed to ensure both device and data security. The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) in a report...

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March 30, 2012  8:36 AM

The ABCs of federal regulation for mobile devices in health care

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
FCC, FDA, FTC, medical device security, mobile device management, nist, Office for Civil Rights

If it takes a village of federal agencies to raise the HITECH Act, it takes an alphabet soup of national departments to regulate the use of mobile devices in health care. During the...


August 19, 2011  10:52 AM

Insulin pump hack reveals lack of medical device security

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
medical device security, medical devices, wireless medical devices

A security researcher who presented at this year's Black Hat security conference caused quite a stir when he showed audience members that he was able to hack into his own insulin pump. Jay Radcliffe is a cyber threat...


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