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FDA Outlines Medical Device Cybersecurity Goals

Health IT Security

Jill McKeon

In response to the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) workshop and call for position papers to aid them in delivering on President Biden’s cybersecurity executive order, the FDA voiced its support and concerns about medical device cybersecurity in particular, and the need for OT and IT security standards.

On May 12th, President Biden signed an executive order on improving the nation’s cybersecurity, and called on NIST to establish “new standards, tools, and best practices.”

The executive order stated that “the guidelines shall include criteria that can be used to evaluate software security, include criteria to evaluate the security practices of the developers and suppliers themselves, and identify innovative tools or methods to demonstrate conformance with secure practices.”

The executive order came after...

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