FDA Names First Acting Director of Medical Device Cybersecurity

Health IT Security

Jessica Davis

The Food and Drug Administration recently named Kevin Fu as the agency’s first Acting Director of Medical Device Cybersecurity in its Center for Devices and Radiological Health.

Fu is an associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Michigan and a Dwight E. Harken Memorial Lecturer. He’s also the founder and chief scientist of the Archimedes Center for Medical Device Security. He’ll maintain these roles, as he leads the FDA effort.

The newly created position is designed as a 12-month post, which began on January 1, 2021. Fu will lead the FDA’s ongoing efforts to ensure the safety and effectiveness of medical devices, including pacemakers, insulin pumps, hospital imaging machines, and other electronic devices.

Fu is tasked with working to...

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