What is WP29 in the Automotive industry and more importantly what is UN 155?

Posted: Jun 24, 2021

Having looked (albeit it brief) at the WP29 directive:

“WP.29 is the UN World Forum dedicated to technical regulations applied to the broad automotive sector, addressing the safety and environmental performance of wheeled vehicles, their subsystems and parts.” 

It became clear to me that the source of the market noise was actually around UN Regulation No. 155, which is a component of WP29. 

EU MDCG, MDR, IVDR, is this just acronym bingo? What does it mean for Cybersecurity and Medical Devices?

Posted: Dec 24, 2020

Back in May 2017 the EU, through its Medical Device Coordination Group (MDCG) published the Medical Device Regulation (MDR) (EU) 2017/745, which came into effect on 25th May 2017. The regulation was put together to ensure high standards of quality and safety for medical devices being produced in or supplied into the EU. Manufacturers of currently approved medical devices have until May 26th, 2021 to meet the requirements of the regulations. Even if a product is Medical Devices Directive (MDD) compliant, they still need to meet these new regulations.

Healthcare and COVID-19: What is the current and future state of technology?

Posted: Dec 10, 2020

The Harvard Business Review (HBR) and medical device manufacturer Medtronic recently completed a virtual forum series on Healthcare and the Pandemic.  This three-part series looked at a variety of topics; one of the more applicable topics to our customers was the current and future state of technology like telehealth.   

Are you confident about your security after a patient died from a cyber-attack in a German hospital?

Posted: Sep 22, 2020

Last week there were multiple reports of a patient death in Germany that appears to be directly linked to a ransomware incident.  Briefly, a patient in need of emergency medical care died because she sought treatment at a hospital that was under cyber-attack. Düsseldorf University Clinic (DUC) was unable to admit the woman, so she was transferred to another facility 30 km (about 19 miles) away. 

Why you should implement a Code Signing solution for IoT

Posted: Jul 10, 2020

So, first things first, what is Code Signing?

Code signing is a software development process of digitally signing executable code to prove the identity of the software author AND guarantees that the code has not altered or corrupted since it was published. Both these points are extremely important for building trust from your customers and safely distributing your software.