US Food and Drug Administration publishes draft cybersecurity recommendations for medical devices manufacturers

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a set of draft guidelines addressing the issue of cybersecurity in medical devices. The document contains several recommendations for medical device manufactures to take into account in order to continually address cybersecurity risks. Noting that cybersecurity threats to networked medical devices are a growing concern, FDA encourages manufacturers to address cybersecurity throughout the entire lifecycle of their products, starting from design, development and production, to distribution, deployment and maintenance.