IEEE and UL to develop a standard for wireless diabetes device security

August 27, 2017 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
UL (Underwriters Laboratories) and the IEEE have signed a Joint Standard Development agreement to develop a consensus-based standard for wireless diabetes device security.

The Standard for Wireless Diabetes Device Security (DTSec) has been provided by the Diabetes Technology Society (DTS) for use in this effort.

"The collaboration is a first for IEEE and UL and demonstrates a shared commitment to advance healthcare, bringing significant health benefits to patients in need, while also safeguarding their data and privacy," said Konstantinos Karachalios, Managing Director, IEEE Standards Association. "As we move to more advanced technology being employed in medical devices, ensuring that they are developed with broad consensus on security-based standards is vital."

"With the support of Diabetes Technology Society, we are confident that the standard will assist in bringing safer diabetes devices to the public," said Phil Piqueira, Vice-President, UL Global Standards.

"Diabetes Technology Society is pleased to turn over DTSec to these two world class organizations, UL and IEEE, who will now co-manage the standard and broaden its scope," said David Klonoff, MD, Medical Director, Diabetes Research Institute, Mills-Peninsula Medical Center and Chair of DTSec Steering Committee, Diabetes Technology Society.

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