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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration made two moves to address the cybersecurity of medical devices this week. On Tuesday, the agency announced increased coordination with the Department of Homeland Security on the matter, and today it released new guidelines for premarket submissions of medical devices.

“As innovation in medical devices advances and more devices are connected to hospital networks or to other devices, ensuring that devices are adequately protected against cyber intrusions is paramount to protecting patients,” FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., said in a statement released by the agency.

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