Software Integrity

 

St. Jude plans cyber security medical advisory board

On Monday, St. Jude Medical said that it planned to set up its own medical advisory board focused on cyber-security issues affecting patient care and safety.

According to the Reuters news service, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has started an investigation into the company’s medical devices after a report in August from short-seller Muddy Waters and a research company, MedSec Holdings, suggested the devices were unsafe.

“We take the cyber security of our devices very seriously and creating the Cyber Security Medical Advisory Board is one more demonstration of our ongoing commitment to advancing standards of patient care around the world without comprising safety and security,” St. Jude Chief Medical Officer Mark Carlson said in a statement.