FDA’s Use of “White Hat” Hacking Tools May Thwart Medical Device Cyber Threats

As healthcare organizations across the country continue to face cybersecurity threats, medical device security remains a top priority at the FDA. The FDA’s 2018 Medical Device Safety Action Plan included a number of steps to fight cyber threats such as mandating that medical device manufacturers build security updates and patch capabilities into their products as well as outlining procedures allowing for quick and organized disclosures of medical device vulnerabilities...