The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has appointed its first Active Director of Medical Device Cybersecurity.
According to a posting on the website of Health ITSecurity, the agency has named Kevin Fu, an associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Michigan, to the position. Fu is also the founder and chief scientist of the Archimedes Center for Medical Device Security.
The Medical Device Cybersecurity Director post falls under the scope of the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) and has responsibility for leading the agency’s efforts to ensure the safety and effectiveness of medical devices against cyber threats.
The Acting Director position at the FDA is intended as a 12-month position. During his tenure, Fu will reportedly continue his roles at the University of Michigan and the Archimedes Center.