Stronger rules needed for medical device cybersecurity

Experts say that health systems in the USA and other countries are not prepared for cybersecurity threats and existing and draft regulations are weak.

The US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) latest draft guidelines for post-market management of cybersecurity risks in medical devices are a good start, but need to be given greater force to ensure the health-care sector starts taking cybersecurity more seriously, according to cybersecurity experts. Read more in The Lancet.