The FDA announced that it will be holding a public two-day workshop at its White Oak Campus in Silver Spring, Md., on January 20-21, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. titled, “Moving Forward: Collaborative Approaches to Medical Device Cybersecurity.” The FDA, in collaboration with the National Health Information Sharing Analysis Center (NH-ISAC), the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of Homeland Security, seeks to bring together diverse stakeholders to discuss complex challenges in medical device cybersecurity that impact the medical device ecosystem.

The purpose of the public workshop is to highlight past collaborative efforts; increase awareness of existing maturity models (i.e., frameworks leveraged for benchmarking an organization’s processes) that are used to evaluate cybersecurity status, standards, and tools in development; and to engage the multi-stakeholder community in focused discussions on unresolved gaps and challenges that have hampered progress in advancing medical device cybersecurity.

Please note that the meeting will be available to view via webcast on their site after January 13, 2016.