Medical-Device Makers Urged to Bolster Cyber Security

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration asked medical-device makers to fortify products against hackers and malware Thursday, citing a recent uptick in cyber security incidents affecting equipment such as patient monitors and imaging devices.

In the guidance, officials asked companies to develop security controls that would protect the confidentiality and integrity of data and limit malfunctions in the event of computer viruses, which they said could lead to patient harm.

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