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Daily Dashboard | FDA introduces 'playbook' for medical device cybersecurity Related reading: Notes from the IAPP, May 17, 2019



The U.S. Food and Drug Administration introduced a preparedness and response “playbook” for health care delivery organizations to address cybersecurity threats to medical devices, Health Data Management reports. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said in a statement, “Even when medical devices are not being deliberately targeted, if these products are connected to a hospital network, such as radiologic imaging equipment, they may be impacted.” The guide states, “The playbook covers preparedness and response for medical device cybersecurity issues that impact the functionality of a device,” adding, “Of particular focus are threats or vulnerabilities that have the potential for large-scale, multi-patient impact and raise patient safety concerns; the playbook is not intended to aid in the day-to-day patch management of devices.”  
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