Cybersecurity

FDA proposes updated cybersecurity recommendations to help ensure device manufacturers are adequately addressing evolving cybersecurity threats

Cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities in todays modern medical devices are evolving to become more apparent and more sophisticated, posing new potential risks to patients and clinical operations, said FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. The FDA has been working to stay a step ahead of these changing cybersecurity vulnerabilities, including engaging with external stakeholders. In this

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5 steps to prepare for a cyber-attack

“Being prepared is preventive medicine.” Putting this principle in practice can help you stay calm and composed even during times of crisis, such as a cyber emergency. Cyberattacks have become more common and pernicious. It would be wise for healthcare organisations to prepare for one in advance so they arent scrambling last minute and make

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FDA to include cybersecurity bill of materials in medical device premarket guidance

As part of a series of announcements around medical device cybersecurity, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., said the agency plans to update premarket guidance in the coming weeks to recommend that manufacturers include a cybersecurity “bill of materials.” The agency also issued a new “playbook” for health systems responding to an attack.

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FDA Reveals Steps to Bolster Medical Device Cybersecurity

In a statement Monday, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., says the efforts are aimed at addressing growing cybersecurity threats and potential related patient safety worries for network-connected medical devices.”As the number of cyberattacks has increased, we’ve heard concerns about the potential for cybercriminals to attack patient medical devices,” Gottlieb says.Cybersecurity researchers continue to identify device

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50 Million Facebook Accounts Breached

“Attackers exploited a vulnerability in Facebook’s code that impacted ‘View As,’ a feature that lets people see what their own profile looks like to someone else,” Facebook says in a statement posted Friday. “This allowed them to steal Facebook access tokens, which they could then use to take over people’s accounts. Access tokens are the

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Facebook Submits GDPR Breach Notification to Irish Watchdog

Whoever breached Facebook was able to exploit, in part, a privacy feature on the site. Facebook, however, says it’s still investigating whether this attack was targeted. It’s unclear too how many third-party services that allow single sign-on via Facebook may also have been breached.”We’ve notified the Irish Data Protection Commission in accordance with our obligations

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