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Healthcare Faces Poor Cybersecurity Prognosis
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awpiii
awpiii,
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12/14/2017 | 8:55:40 PM
Poor Cybersecurity prognosis? How about we look beyond the obvious to real solutions instead.
Not accurate:"...While the FDA requires security compliance in medical products, those rules are more for patient health and don't consider the possibility of someone stealing information stored on these devices, or using them as access points into organizations..."   

The FDA's Cybersecurity fact sheet, Premarket, and Postmarket Cybersecurty guidelines address these issues. Here are the links: 

 

hxxps://www.fda.gov/downloads/MedicalDevices/DigitalHealth/UCM544684.pdf

 

hxxps://www.fda.gov/downloads/medicaldevices/deviceregulationandguidance/guidancedocuments/ucm356190.pdf

 

hxxps://www.fda.gov/downloads/medicaldevices/deviceregulationandguidance/guidancedocuments/ucm482022.pdf

We need to be actively addressing the issues from within the industry rather than just Kicking Puppies from the outside. The experts I know are actively engaged in the Medical Device industry helping to fix these decades old design, implementation, and operational issues, rather than regurgitating that which has been published over and over again by a variety of boutique research companies.  Yes – the problems with medical devices, products, and the HDOs who consume them, can be extremely serious denending on the situaton.  This cannot be overstated enough.  WannaCry clearly highlighted this in a huge way this past year.  But stating that the "healthcare industry is underestimating security threats", without addressing what is actually being done to address it by both the HDOs and device manufacturers, presents a very lopsided picture and does the overall effort a significant injustice.

My comments are my own.


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