According to the Center for Devices and Radiological Health within the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a medical device is “an instrument, apparatus, implement, machine, contrivance, implant, in vitro reagent, or other similar article that is intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions, or in the cure, mitigation, treatment […]

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Growth of FDA medical device cybersecurity program The FDA first took steps to address medical device cybersecurity in 2013 by creating the Cybersecurity Working Group, as well as a framework for addressing cybersecurity regulatory considerations. The agency finalized its premarket guidance, which identifies medical device security vulnerabilities and issues for manufacturers to consider while designing […]

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Africa is being increasingly targeted by hackers and must invest in cyber security, industry leaders said at the third Africa Cyber Security Conference closing on Friday in Ivory Coast. Although Africa is not a prime target, “cyber threats have no more borders” and data pirates “attack anything that moves”, said Michel Bobillier, a leader of […]

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Installations play an important strategic role within a multi-domain battlespace. Threats to mission previously were air, ground or sea based and largely occurred within a defined area of operations. Historically, troops are into harm’s way and focus heavily on protecting those installations and missions; however, there was typically less concern state side as there were […]

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Last week, the National Cyber Security Centre’s annual review laid bare the UK’s current threat landscape for all to see. But the idea that the government is repelling cyber attacks on a daily basis is not news to me. We know the scale of the threat. The UK has a very clear modus operandi, and […]

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