Medscape: First Cybersecurity Chief of Medical Devices Takes the Reins at FDA

Kevin Fu, PhD, “a pioneer in medical device cybersecurity, joined the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) earlier this year as expert-in-residence and acting director of medical device cybersecurity, a new 1-year position within the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH).”

“‘He was basically the godfather of the topic,’ says Axel Wirth, chief security strategist at MedCrypt, a medical device cybersecurity company based in San Diego, California. In 2008, Fu was part of the team that first demonstrated it was possible to hack into an implantable cardiac defibrillator and potentially harm patients, helping start the field of medical device cybersecurity, Wirth says…” Read the full article here.

Source: First Cybersecurity Chief of Medical Devices Takes the Reins at FDA – By Jillian Mock, February 10, 2021. Medscape.

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