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Treating security like safety: What the FDA’s recognition of UL 2900-2-1:2018 means for developers

UL 2900-2-1 calls for the secure design and security testing of medical devices. What does the FDA’s adoption of the standard mean for your development team?

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Complex but helpful: Negotiating FDA guidance to build a cybersecurity program

FDA cybersecurity guidance is informed by a long list of standards and recommendations. How can manufacturers translate these documents into practices?

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Throwback Thursday: Whatever happened to Anthem?

Whatever happened to Anthem? In 2014–2015, the firm suffered the largest healthcare data breach ever. But healthcare cyber security has improved since then.

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The IoT within us: Network-connected medical devices

The Internet of Things is all around us. But it doesn’t stop there—now it’s inside us too. As the era of “connected everything” explodes, so does the use of network-connected medical devices. These interconnected devices, ranging from hospital imaging equipment to implantable pacemakers to infusion pumps, help healthcare providers and patients in a variety of […]

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Medical device security improvements coming—but not anytime soon

This article was originally published in Forbes. The cybersecurity of connected medical devices—notoriously poor for decades—should finally start to improve. That is genuinely good news. But it is tempered by the reality that it will not happen quickly. The long-overdue change is coming thanks to the federal Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) announcement in June that it […]

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Cardiac patient data at risk, Philips reports

It’s never good news to find out that both your personal and clinical information could be compromised by the software platform your healthcare provider is using. But it’s at least somewhat better news to know that the company responsible for the vulnerable software has been transparent about it, notifying the appropriate government agencies so all […]

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Medical devices still hackable, researchers say

What makes medical devices hackable? The same thing that makes websites hackable: software vulnerabilities. But the consequences are far worse than stolen data.

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How to help your medical devices meet the UL (and FDA) standard

The recent announcement by the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that it has adopted the ANSI (American National Standards Institute)-approved UL 2900-2-1 as a “consensus standard” for premarket certification of medical devices means the world is about to change—for the better. Especially for patients. Any effort to overhaul the cyber security of connected medical […]

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Codenomi-con speakers agree: Bringing back privacy requires citizen action

We keep hearing that privacy is dead. But there is a good chance that a lot of us still aren’t aware of just how dead. So this week Synopsys presented codenomi-con, in connection with the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas, offering reminders about that reality in both government and the private sector. At the […]

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Building security into connected medical devices

What does cyber security mean for connected medical devices? Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officially announced that it formally recognizes UL 2900-2-1. The announcement follows up the FDA’s acceptance last year of UL 2900-1, the first publication in the UL 2900 series of standards for cyber security. UL 2900-2-1 is the first […]

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