MDIC recognizes that cybersecurity is vital to the healthcare sector. Cybersecurity threats can have a debilitating effect on security, privacy, public health and safety. As such, MDIC is focused on making meaningful contributions to advance cybersecurity as it relates to medical devices.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) has issued guidance to address cybersecurity as part of their ongoing effort to ensure safety and effectiveness of medical devices across their lifecycle. It is recommended that manufacturers build risk management programs that span premarket from early design, through development of products, and into the post market environment.