Computer virus infections of medical devices continue to be a serious issue, keeping healthcare provider IT departments busy removing malware. (See our October 2012 blog post “Computer viruses on hospital medical devices: a growing concern; possible solutions“). The FDA has issued a warning regarding this threat, and is now asking, although not yet requiring, both healthcare providers and medical device manufacturers to take additional steps to heighten cybersecurity.
Via Modern Healthcare:
The Food and Drug Administration issued a notice on Thursday asking medical device manufacturers and healthcare facilities to introduce controls that would guard against cyberattacks on medical equipment and hospital networks.