Medical Device Cybersecurity Incident Preparedness/Response
1:00pm - 2:00pmThursday, February 14
Orlando - Orange County Convention Center
The healthcare sector knows how to prepare for and respond to natural disasters; it is less prepared to handle cybersecurity incidents. Global cyberattacks like WannaCry have highlighted the need for more robust cybersecurity preparedness to ensure a real-time response that enables continuity of clinical operations. The FDA, in partnership with the MITRE Corporation, has championed two initiatives to improve medical device cybersecurity incident preparedness and response: (1) the development and use of a medical device cybersecurity sandbox to enable security research and technical evaluation of medical device vulnerabilities and potential mitigations across Health Delivery Organizations (HDOs), medical device manufacturers and the FDA, and (2) the development of a regional medical device cybersecurity incident preparedness and response playbook. This session will explain medical device cybersecurity preparedness and response challenges and describe the sandbox and playbook initiatives.