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 Medical Device Security
It seems to me that the FDA is still a little apprehensive when it comes to getting involved in setting standards for medical device security - even though IT security issues in this space can directly impact patient safety.  What are industry leaders and manufacturers doing to work together on this important issue of medical device security?
ASKED: May 26, 2011  7:31 PM
UPDATED: July 11, 2011  8:44 pm

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I recall reading an article about the FDA delaying approval on a wireless insulin pump due to security concerns that these devices can be hacked and can of-course potentially cause danger to the patients who use these devices. Similar to how other industries have security regulations they have to meet (security in banking systems and other financial organizations), there has to be a collaborative effort from federal as well as vendors and consumers. While clearly no one can make a device that is 100% hack proof, there should be an stronger emphasis on securing these devices since they can in fact affect the patient's life. I personally think the concern would mostly be with devices that store or communicate via Wifi. These devices can have their messages intercepted and potentially altered.
Last Wiki Answer Submitted:  May 30, 2011  4:08 am  by  RedaChouffani   1,785 pts.
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