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New FDA Cyber Security Draft Guidance

Interrupting our series about IEC 62304 SOUP, we have breaking news from the FDA!
The FDA published this month a new Draft Guidance about Cyber Security and released a Safety Communication about Cybersecurity for Medical Devices and HospitalNetworks .

The federal agency recommends that manufacturers review their cybersecurity practices and policies to assure that appropriate safeguards are in place to prevent unauthorized access or modification to their medical devices. In other words, hacking treats, network intrusions, and the like, have to be addresses in the software risk assessment report.

Bouncing back to our series about SOUP, such risks shall be assessed when a SOUP is integrated in your software.



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1. On Thursday 11 July 2013, 22:18 by Alex

Thanks for the heads up!

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