FDA issues guidance on cybersecurity for medical devices

The Food and Drug Administration unveiled its official recommendations for how medical device manufacturers should uphold the security of devices connected to the internet, according to The Verge.

Throughout the 30-page guidance document, the FDA urges manufacturers to continually monitor the security of their devices after they've departed the factory. The recommendations outline steps for how manufacturers can address ongoing vulnerabilities and solve other cybersecurity problems.

In addition, the FDA recommends medical device manufacturers join forces to create an Information Sharing and Analysis Organization to better collaborate on solutions.

The FDA initially issued a draft version of the guidance in January.

Click here to view the full guidance document.

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