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Improved Standards for Securing Medical Devices Released

August 07, 2018 / Kacy Zurkus

A critical subset of the ever-expanding internet of things (IoT), medical devices are increasingly vulnerable to attacks from botnets and malware, which is why the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), in conjunction with the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), today announced the release of OWASP Secure Medical Device Deployment Standard V2. Recognizing the increasing number of attacks that are targeting IoT devices, CSA and OWASP saw the growing need for increased security in deploying medical devices. Announced at Black Hat today, the newest guide has been updated to ensure improved security of devices used in healthcare facilities. Developed in conjunction with the CSA IoT working group, version 2.0 contains many enhancements, particularly in regard to purchasing controls. With guidance from the Federal Drug Administration, the comprehensive updates focus on security audits and evaluation and privacy impact assessment. The changes to support evaluation controls are intended to ...