Avast blog: FDA appoints its first medical device cybersecurity director

  1. The FDA has appointed Kevin Fu its first Acting Director of Medical Device Cybersecurity in the Center for Devices and Radiological Health. This center has several bodies, including the CyberMed Safety Board, the Digital Health Center of Excellence and other offices. Fu is an interesting choice: he’s most recently an associate professor of computer Science at the University of Michigan, and has previously held major management roles in the private sector. Fu was credited for establishing the field of medical device security beginning with a 2008 IEEE paper on defibrillator security and founding the non-profit research collaborative Archimedes Center for Medical Device Security. I interview him about his agenda, along with linking to various draft policy efforts the agency is working on to improve cybersec for IoT medical devices.

You can read my blog post here.

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