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Grasping the Power of the (Stuxnet) Virus (or What I did during the COVID-19 Pandemic)

Grasping the Power of the (Stuxnet) Virus (or What I did during the COVID-19 Pandemic)

The travel and group meeting restrictions from COVID-19 have allowed me to catch up on some reading about viruses; not the type that get transmitted to humans. This article is about the Stuxnet virus and what I learned from the book “Countdown to Zero Day: Stuxnet and the Launch of…

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IEC 62443 Cybersecurity Certification for Medical Devices

IEC 62443 Cybersecurity Certification for Medical Devices

Risk Management in the News

Risk Management in the News

I just read a great article in the May issue of IEEE Spectrum magazine called “Managing Risk and Responsibility During a Crisis.”  The author Robert N. Charette says “If the American people desire the federal government to be their risk manager of first resort, then an open and…

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Safety Application Shortcuts - Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?

Safety Application Shortcuts - Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?

No, you probably don’t want to hurt me.  But if your product is used in a safety application, and my job depends on your product doing its job, will it hurt me if it fails?

With so many of us doing more things differently during the COVID pandemic, I wonder if…

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What’s inside a COVID-19 Ventilator?

What’s inside a COVID-19 Ventilator?

At exida, we just finished a Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) on a medical ventilator. This was done for a new manufacturer who needed independent design verification.  It was a fascinating job.  We found lots of pneumatic devices very similar if not identical to the kind used in…

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