Submitted by Admin on Wed, 12/28/2016 - 16:54

We have passwords for your smartphone and laptop, but what about our lifesaving devices like pacemakers or insulin pumps? The federal government released official guidances on medical device cybersecurity steps.

Have a way to monitor and detect cyber security vulnerabilities in their devices.

Understand, assess and detect the level of risk a vulnerability poses to patient safety.

Establish a process for working with cyber security researchers and other stakeholders to receive information about potential vulnerabilities known as a “coordinated vulnerability disclosure policy”.

Deploy mitigations, e.g., software patches to address cybersecurity issues early before they can be exploited and cause harm.…