Gottlieb: Legacy Device Safety Is ‘Critical’ Cybersecurity Challenge

By David Roza
January 29, 2019 at 6:29 PM
An FDA official on Tuesday (Jan. 29) told a group of stakeholders that legacy medical devices remain an “intractable challenge” for promoting cybersecurity in the medical device space, a view also held by agency chief Scott Gottlieb who, on the same day, stated that one of FDA’s most critical challenges lies in addressing safety risks posed by the devices. Though incapable of being patched with new security measures, legacy devices are vital to health care delivery organizations (HDOs), but they...

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