AdvaMed Medical Device Cybersecurity Foundational Principles

Safety is critical to the medical technology industry, and medical device manufacturers take seriously the need to continuously assess the security of their devices in a world where the risks, no matter how remote, evolve. Medical device manufacturers make every effort to address cybersecurity throughout the product lifecycle, including during the design, development, production, distribution, deployment, maintenance and disposal of the device and associated data. Similarly, manufacturers implement proactive measures to manage medical device cybersecurity, including but not limited to routine device cyber maintenance, assessing postmarket information, employing risk-based approaches to characterizing vulnerabilities, and timely implementation of necessary actions.

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