FDA Wants Better Cybersecurity in Medical Devices

A safety communication released today by FDA calls for device manufacturers and healthcare facilities to take more steps to reduce the possibility of cyber attack within medical devices.

While no deaths have been reported due to medical device hacking as of yet, FDA says it has become aware of a rising number number of cybersecurity vulnerabilities including malware (malicious software) installed in networked medical devices, hospital computers, smartphones, and tablets. The agency also called out hospitals and device makers for having uncontrolled distribution of passwords and failing to provide security updates in a timely manner for networked devices.
SOURCE: mddionline.com