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FDA recommends healthcare facilities take steps to protect against medical cyberattack

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On June 17, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended that medical device manufacturers and health care facilities take steps to ensure that appropriate safeguards are in place to reduce the risk of failure due to cyberattack. The FDA states it has become aware of “cybersecurity vulnerabilities and incidents that could directly impact medical devices or hospital network operations.” Read more.

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