Device cybersecurity requires a 'whole community' approach

Healthcare IT News

Kat Jercich

The increase in medical device connectivity has allowed for ramped-up patient care, both at healthcare facilities and in the home.

But at the same time, it's vital to remember that those devices could represent network vulnerabilities – which, in turn, could lead to major cybersecurity incidents.

Dr. Suzanne B. Schwartz, director of the Office of Strategic Partnerships and Technology Innovation at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, says it will take collective action to address such vulnerabilities.

"This is an area of shared ownership and shared responsibility," said Schwartz.

"There is no one entity, no one stakeholder that...

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