FDA wants to require timely updates, patches for legacy devices: cyber chief

MedTech Dive

Greg Slabodkin

Strengthening medical device cybersecurity has never been a more urgent priority. With the number of connected devices used in hospital networks rapidly increasing, everything from insulin pumps to implantable cardiac pacemakers are vulnerable to security breaches by hackers, putting the health and safety of patients at risk.

Ransomware and other cyberattacks on healthcare organizations have spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic, creating a potentially dangerous environment in the face of growing cybersecurity threats from increasingly sophisticated hackers. FDA has responded in...

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