St. Jude Medical Will Form a Cybersecurity Board After Heart Device Defect
October 18, 2016
Medical-device maker St. Jude Medical said on Monday that it planned to set up a medical advisory board focused on cyber-security issues affecting patient care and safety.
St. Jude said in a statement that the group, known as the Cyber Security Medical Advisory Board, would provide advice on cyber security standards for medical devices.
The St. Paul, Minnesota-based company is establishing the group as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration investigates claims that St. Jude heart devices are riddled with defects that make them vulnerable to fatal cyber hacks.