Sep 172018
 

Danielle Brown reports:

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is working to strengthen the cybersecurity of medical devices in the wake of computer-hacking threats, according to a report by the Star Tribune.

According to the report, FDA staff members are examining companies’ “preparations for potential computer-hacking threats to devices that millions of Americans depend on.” The plans were recently detailed in an audit report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Inspector General.

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Under these suggested guidelines, the FDA will begin asking questions about a device’s cybersecurity during the device-approval process.

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