Press Release – Keeping patients safe from potential cybersecurity risks with medical devices

Canadians want access to the latest technologies in medical devices, while still being able to depend on them to be as safe as possible. While the idea that medical devices could be used for intentional harm may sound like science fiction, the risk is real enough to warrant precautions from medical device regulators.

To better protect Canadians from the possibility of such an event, Health Canada has published guidance on Pre-market Requirements for Medical Device Cybersecurity to help protect patient safety. The new guidance describes how and when to implement strategies to reduce potential risks associated with medical devices that contain software and technology that enable communication with outside networks.

Full article at: Health Canada