Climate Change is NSF Engineering Alliance’s Top Research Priority

Climate Change is NSF Engineering Alliance’s Top Research Priority

Since its launch in April 2021, the Engineering Research Visioning Alliance has convened a diverse set of experts to explore three areas in which fundamental research could have the most impact: climate change; the nexus of biology and engineering; and securing critical infrastructure against hackers.To identify priorities for each theme, ERVA—an initiative funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation—holds what are termed visioning events, wherein IEEE members and hundreds of other experts from academia, industry, and nonprofits can conceptualize bold ideas….

FDA Seeks $60 Million in Funding to Improve Access to Safe and Effective Medical Products

The total $8.4 billion fiscal year 2023 budget request is 34% higher than the agency’s 2022 appropriated funding level.
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Survey: Patients Agree Wearable Devices Improve Health Outcomes, but Find Them Hard to Use

The findings suggest that manufacturers need to make user interface and user experience design improvements to certain wearable medical devices.
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FDA Issues Cybersecurity Alert About Vulnerabilities in Software Components

Unauthorized access could allow an attacker to take full control of the host operating system.
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U.S. MedTech, Healthcare Companies Not Immune to Cyberthreats Amid Russia-Ukraine War

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has increased the potential for cyberattacks against U.S. healthcare systems.
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Neutralizing the Healthcare Industry’s Biggest Cyberthreats

Neutralizing the Healthcare Industry’s Biggest Cyberthreats

Five steps to better protect providers, medtech companies, their networks, data and patients from a cyberattack.
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Changes in Healthcare Security Start with Better Device-Driven Security

Changes in Healthcare Security Start with Better Device-Driven Security

Healthcare cannot remain reactive to dealing with cybersecurity risks. We must take a new, proactive approach to protecting our users, and our systems must prioritize reducing the extent of reliance on users against unknown threats.
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The Evolution of Medical Device Cybersecurity Threats in the Wake of COVID-19

The omicron variant of the coronavirus has made clear that the impact of the pandemic is far from over, particularly for health systems and hospitals. The ongoing need to limit close contact between providers and patients means technology will continue to play a key role, but with that increased reliance on technology comes the heightened exposure to cyber risks, as well.
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FDA Issues Alert About Vulnerability in Apache Software

The agency is encouraging medical device manufacturers to evaluate their risk and take action to remediate any vulnerability.
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Cybersecurity and Ransomware Threats: Is Your Technology Stuck in the ‘90s?

Cybersecurity and Ransomware Threats: Is Your Technology Stuck in the ‘90s?

Enter Killware. As cyberattacks continue to increase in healthcare, medtech companies need to make sure their essential software is up to date. This Q&A with Brian Wrozek of Optiv Security takes a look at how medtech companies and healthcare organizations can address this threat.
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