Cyber playbook sets out strategies for modeling threats to medical devices

MedTech Dive

Nick Paul Taylor

Dive Brief:

-MITRE and the Medical Device Innovation Consortium have published a playbook for threat modeling medical devices to strengthen cybersecurity and safety.

-The FDA-backed guide is designed to help companies develop practices for recognizing and responding to cyber threats to their medical devices. MITRE and MDIC envision companies using the playbook as a basis for training and educating stakeholders on threat modeling.

-FDA provided funding for the development of the playbook as part of its push to encourage the medtech industry to adopt threat modeling throughout the medical device lifecycle. The problem is that companies are often falling short when it comes to appropriate threat modeling and premarket testing needed to assess the adequacy of device security, according to...

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