FDA outlines developments for 3D printing, AI & cybersecurity

From: Medical Plastics News

The FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) is working on new industry policies and regulations for medical device cybersecurity, 3D-printing and artificial intelligence (AI), according to Regulatory Focus.

Regarding cybersecurity, it was reported that the agency has spoken with industry and healthcare providers on why it needs to update policies set out in 2014 on medical device design and development recommendations.

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NIST Helps Forensic Investigators Place Data on Mobile Devices

From: American Security Today

By Tammy Waitt
NIST is releasing a guide that describes procedures for documenting and populating test data on a mobile device before testing a mobile forensic tool—the recovery and interpretation of data found on digital devices is often part of a criminal or civil investigation.
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To address these issues the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is releasing a guide that describes procedures for documenting and populating test data on a mobile device before testing a mobile forensic tool—the recovery and interpretation of data found on digital devices is often part of a criminal or civil investigation.

FTC official: Privacy Shield seen as ‘adequate’ for meeting tough new EU privacy rules

From: Inside Cybersecurity

Mariam Baksh

An existing agreement between the United State and European Union on protecting personal information — known as Privacy Shield — should satisfy requirements for U.S. companies concerned about complying with tough EU data rules that go into effect in two months, according to a senior Federal Trade Commission official.

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Threat from cyber hackers is growing, U.S. grid regulator says By

From: Information Management

By Ari Natter, Bloomberg

Hackers increasingly threaten sites in the U.S. ranging from nuclear power plants to water processing systems, according to a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, adding his voice to warnings from several agencies and officials in recent weeks.

“Cyberattacks have the potential to cause significant, widespread impacts on energy infrastructure,” Commissioner Neil Chatterjee said Friday in an emailed response to questions. “Sophisticated hacking tools are becoming more widely available, and cyber threats are constantly evolving, making such attacks more versatile.”

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5 ways the 2018 omnibus promotes IT modernization, cybersecurity

From: Federal News Radio

By Jason Miller

Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) said about 10 days before the end of the latest continuing resolution that he was optimistic that congressional appropriators would find some money for the Technology Modernization Fund.

Margaret Weichert, the deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget, told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee the week before that she was hopeful that lawmakers would come through with funding for the governmentwide IT modernization fund.

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