USA – Medtech cybersecurity chief named by FDA

University of Michigan computer science researcher Kevin Fu has been named acting director of medical device cybersecurity at the FDA.

Fu began working in the newly created 12-month post on Jan. 1, 2021, according to the university. His assignment is to bridge the gap between medicine and computer science and help manufacturers protect medical devices from digital security threats.

An associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, Fu is the founder of the Archimedes Center for Medical Device Security. As an acting director, he’ll retain his university appointment…