Tag Archives: Cybersecurity

OIG: FDA needs to address postmarket cybersecurity risk to medical devices

The Food and Drug Administration’s policies and procedures are not sufficient for effectively dealing with postmarket medical device cybersecurity events, an emerging risk to public health and the FDA’s mission. That’s the finding of an audit by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General. The FDA regulates medical devices in two… Read More »

A Concerning Gap in Cybersecurity for Connected Medical Technology

Notwithstanding mass adoption of antivirus protection and firewalls among healthcare providers, there remains a security gap for biomedical technologies, according to a report from Zingbox. This concerning finding was confirmed in recent observations from Gartner, which wrote in a market trends report that, “generally, medical devices are not replaced for at least ten years, with… Read More »