VA and UL study shows UL cybersecurity standard provides robust risk management for connected medical devices

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VA and UL study shows UL cybersecurity standard provides robust risk management for connected medical devices

Press releases may be edited for formatting or style | October 16, 2019 Cyber Security Health IT

The task group worked closely for two years to test hypotheses and expand their knowledge of medical device cybersecurity. Key CRADA findings include:

VA's use of UL 2900 Series of Standards and related product testing and certification can accelerate the adoption of innovative healthcare technologies through improved pre-procurement product vetting and post-procurement product management.
Testing and certification to UL 2900 provided VA staff greater confidence in the product development process, product security control design evaluation and post-market patch management support being offered by manufacturers.

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Compliance with UL 2900 enhanced endpoint security improved the balance of network security controls with product security controls, providing improved allocation of cybersecurity resources to focus limited resources on priority threats to veterans' security and safety.
"As the VA is dedicated to the safety and security of veterans, this report is reflective of two years of close collaboration among private and public sector experts in healthcare and cybersecurity," said Marc Wine, director, Technical Integration Support and Industry Liaison, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. "The report findings will help the VA ensure safety for its patient community while also serving as a model for how we can continue to drive innovation within the larger healthcare ecosystem."

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