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How the #FDA #Pushes #Medical Device #Cybersecurity

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How the #FDA #Pushes #Medical Device #Cybersecurity

A phony myth might be fun on Halloween, but spooky is no good in the medical device industry. Still, quite a few legends surrounding the FDA’s role in promoting the cybersecurity of medical devices have bounced around the healthcare-technology sphere. Today, a higher-up in the agency made clear what exactly the regulator does to encourage strong digital defenses—and why that goal is crucial.

Suzanne B. Schwartz, MD, MBA, associate director for science and strategic partnerships at the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health, wrote a blog post championing a thorough approach to device security, from a project’s early days to long after it enters the market.

“With so many devices dependent on software and internet access today, having a plan in place to address cybersecurity risks is as essential to the device development process as coming up with a novel new product,” Schwartz wrote. “Working with the medical device industry and other federal agencies, FDA will continue its work to ensure the safety and effectiveness of medical devices at all stages of their lifecycles against potential cyber threats.”

For one, the regulator has published guidances encouraging device manufacturers to track cybersecurity risks throughout a product’s life, she noted. The agency “incentivizes industry” to update marketed and distributed devices to reduce cyberattack risks, she said.

The recommendations are meant to help companies navigate the complex nature of “critical safety systems,” requiring a “collaborative approach to finding solutions,” Schwartz wrote.

Released in late 2016, the guidance for post-market management is a 30-page document that lists specific vulnerabilities that companies should test, how they should go about doing that, threat reporting recommendations, and more. For instance, the document notes that changes to a medical device made solely to boost security—like a patch—are considered enhancements and don’t need to be reported.

The FDA also aims to work with manufacturers and the public to dispel myths. Some common bogus claims?
The FDA is the only federal body responsible for medical device cybersecurity. (It’s not.)
Cybersecurity for medical devices is optional. (Federal regulations require risks to be addressed.)
Medical manufacturers can’t update devices for security. (They always can.)
Healthcare organizations can’t patch devices to beef up their cyber defenses. (The FDA recommends they “work closely” with manufacturers.)
The FDA validates security software changes. (That’s up to the manufacturer.)
The FDA tests the cybersecurity of medical devices. (Again, that task falls on the company.)
Developers of off-the-shelf software used in medical devices must ensure the code is secure for healthcare uses. (Yet another responsibility of the device maker.)
The regulator considers cybersecurity efforts in this area important not just due to the potential loss or theft of patient medical data, but also because the health implications, Schwartz wrote. “A breach that potentially impacts the safety and effectiveness of a medical device can threaten the health and safety of an individual or patients using the device,” she explained.

She pointed to cyberattacks, like WannaCry and Petya, which have exposed vulnerabilities in healthcare across the globe in 2017. If healthcare is to stay on top of these “constant” threats, hospitals, device makers, and other organizations must team up, Schwartz wrote.

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iOS 10.3 Will Protect Your Device from Hackers, Apple Confirms!

To Purchase This Product/Services, Go To The Store Link Above Or Go To http://www.become007.com/store/ Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans iOS 10.3 has been immensely popular among users for it has a new file system, which is the APFS that replaced the …

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Global GPS Vehicle Tracking System Device With Movement and Speed Alert

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Global GPS Vehicle Tracking System Device With Movement and Speed Alert

Specifications: Item: GPS / GPRS / SMS vehicle tracking system Parameter:– GPS chip: SIRF III chip– Network: GSM / GPRS– GSM frequency: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900mHz– GSM / GPRS module: Simcom Sim340– GPS sensitivity: -159 dBM– GPS …

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Car GPS Tracker GSM/GPRS Tracking Device Remote Control Auto Vehicle

To Purchase This Product/Services, Go To The Store Link Above Or Go To http://www.become007.com/store/ Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Specifications: Feature:– Support both GPS / GSM station positioning ways.– Support SMS / GPRS / Internet network data transfer– Support GPRS on-line … View full post on Become007.com

A new device for securing data from evil hackers

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans It’s a bad idea to sign into a free Wi-Fi connection. Hackers can gain access to your personal data through a process called “juice jacking.” The USB cables to our smartphones keep transmitting data even when it’s not needed, explained … The post A new device […]

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Device Hacks for Kids with Special Needs

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Dads Invent Simple Device To Prevent Hot Car Fatalities

As we head into warm-weather seasons, parents are reminded of the tragedies that occur each year when small children are accidentally left in hot cars.

Two dads from Tampa, Florida have developed a product which they say will prevent hot car fatalities and give parents peace of mind. It’s called Sense-A-Life — an easy-to-use device that alerts parents if they’ve left their children in the car.

Neighbors Jim Friedman, an electrical engineer, and Fadi Shamma, a pharmacist, came up with the idea for Sense-A-Life one day while their children were playing together. Shamma told The Huffington Post that Friedman was talking about some of the engineering side projects he likes to do outside of work.

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Skimming device used at gas station, state police investigating identity theft

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WASHINGTON, Pa. —Pennsylvania State police in Washington County are investigating an identity theft incident and have released surveillance photos of the alleged suspects asking for the public’s help identifying them. Police say a skimming device was placed on a the card reader of a gas pump at the Lone Pine One Stop Exxon Gas Station on Amity Ridge Road in Washington. The victim’s compromised bank account information and PIN were used in July and August of 2015 at several locations in the State of California and the Pittsburgh area, police said. The device is believed to have been removed from the pump in May 2015. The investigation is ongoing. Contact Pennsylvania State Police in Washington at 724-223-5200 with information. Source: http://www.wtae.com/news/police-investigation-identity-theft-case-using-skimming-device/34803750

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Mobile Device Safety for Children

child-mobile-safetySummertime is great reminder of just how amazing mobile devices are when it comes to keeping children busy. Having grown up in an era of connected technology and the internet, kids these days know how to use technology like the back of their hand, and more often than not, better than their parents. With the constant exposure and access to information technology provides, it’s important to remember to ensure our youngest generation is protected and safe. Here are some mobile device safety tips that’ll make the most out of a child’s electronic playtime in the safest manner possible.

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Android Device Manager, Galaxy Note III leaks, BlackBerry Porsche Z10 & more – Pocketnow Daily – Missing Computer AlertMissing Computer Alert

missingcomputeralert.com – Stories: – Google announces Android Device Manager to help you secure lost phones http://pocketnow.com/2013/08/02/android-device-manager – Next BlackBerry fl… I too love my Galaxy Note 2 on T-Mobil…

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