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The need for effective cybersecurity to ensure medical device functionality and safety has become more important with the increasing use of wireless, Internet and network connected devices, portable media (flash memory, microdrive, hard drive or SSD drive), and the frequent electronic exchange of medical device-related health information.

Cybersecurity threats to the healthcare sector have become more frequent, more severe, and more clinically impactful. Related incidents have rendered medical devices and hospital networks inoperable, disrupting the delivery of patient care across healthcare facilities in the United States and around the world.


In order to demonstrate a reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness, documentation related to the software validation and risk analysis, is often a necessary part of the premarket submission.

Software device manufacturers may need to establish a cybersecurity vulnerability and management approach, where appropriate, for devices that contain software (including firmware) or programmable logic, as well as software that is a medical device (collectively referred to as “software devices”).

Effective cybersecurity management is intended to decrease the risk of patient harm by reducing device exploitability, which can result in intentional or unintentional compromise of device safety and essential performance.

Quality System Regulation (QSR)

The requirements of the Quality System Regulation (QSR) apply to the following applications:

As part of QSR design controls, manufacturers must establish and maintain procedures for validating the devices design, which include software validation and risk analysis.

  • Premarket Notification 510(k) including Traditional, Special, and Abbreviated
  • De Novo requests
  • Premarket Approval Applications (PMAs)
  • Product Development Protocols (PDPs)
  • Humanitarian Device Exemption (HDE)

Higher Cybersecurity Risk devices, include but are not limited to, implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), pacemakers, left ventricular assist devices (LVADs), brain stimulators and neurostimulators, dialysis devices, infusion and insulin pumps, and the supporting connected systems that interact with these devices such as home monitors and those with command and control functionality such as programmers.

Manufacturers should submit documentation demonstrating how these design expectations are met:

  • Prevent unauthorized use
  • Ensure trusted content by maintaining code, data, and
    execution Integrity
  • Maintain confidentiality of data
  • Design the device to detect cybersecurity events in a timely fashion
  • Design the device to respond to and contain the impact of a
    potential cybersecurity incident
  • Design the device to recover capabilities or services that
    were impaired due to a cybersecurity incident
Increased Threats and Vulnerabilities

Healthcare providers are creating modern patient experiences, driving cost efficiencies, and delivering life-saving innovation faster.

Yet, without a cybersecurity and compliance regimen aligned to digital transformation initiatives, healthcare providers may be exposed to new and increased threats and vulnerabilities that can put the business and patient data at risk.

Healthcare organizations must provide mobile and remote employees with highly secure and encrypted access to internal systems and devices that are protected against emergent mobile-based attacks.

Transmission of sensitive electronic personal health information (ePHI) across internal Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) networks, and sharing data with third-party suppliers, such as medical labs over the internet, must be handled in accordance with regulatory requirements like Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).


Companies (establishments) that are involved in the production and distribution of medical devices intended for use in the United States, are required to register and list their products with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, then renew their registration between October 1 and December 31, each year.


  • Company Registration
  • Product Listing
  • User Fee is extra

For foreign facilities, the FDA will verify that the person identified as the U.S. Agent has agreed to serve. FDA will not provide an electronic confirmation of your registration, otherwise.


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