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Protecting medical devices with a hardware-based root of trust

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Nicole Wetsman of The Verge recently penned an in-depth article about the many security issues plaguing the global health care sector. Protecting medical devices is not an easy job. As Wetsman observes, most hospitals and physicians are unprepared to counter critical cybersecurity threats, even though they pose a clear and present danger to public health. […]

Understanding the growing threat of medical cyberattacks

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Depending on what you read or who you talk to, medical devices, along with hospital networks, fall into two categories: they are either woefully unprepared for a cyberattack, or designed and maintained by those who believe that piecemeal cyber security measures (sans a holistic approach) will hopefully deter attacks and prevent digital intrusions. Ahead of […]

FDA wary over medical device hacks

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Casey Harper of The Hill reports that regulators and medical device makers “are bracing” for an expected barrage of hacking attacks. “High-profile attacks have hit hospitals and health insurers, and now attention is turning to a new vulnerability: medical devices like pacemakers and insulin pumps,” writes Harper. “The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has become […]

Fighting cancer with Big Data

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The California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine has provided $1.2 million in funding for the Genomics Institute’s California Kids Cancer Comparison project. The project, led by the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute, is one of two selected by the new California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine, a public-private effort launched by Governor Edmund G. Brown […]

FDA issues cyber security warning over hospital IV pump

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The FDA and U.S. Department of Homeland Security have issued an official statement concerning cybersecurity vulnerabilities associated with the Symbiq Infusion System. “Hospira and an independent researcher confirmed that Hospira’s Symbiq Infusion System could be accessed remotely through a hospital’s network. This could allow an unauthorized user to control the device and change the dosage […]

Hospital medical devices targeted in cyber attack

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A recent report authored by TrapX details three instances where hospitals were hit by data breaches. According to DarkReading’s Kelly Jackson Higgins, the digital intrusions occurred after certain medical devices had been infected with malware backdoors. “In all three cases, the hospitals were unaware that these devices – a blood gas analyzer, a picture archive […]

Is health care prepared for the Cyber Age?

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Writing for SemiconductorEngineering, Ernest Worthman describes the health care industry as “woefully ill-prepared” for a digital Cyber Age. “This is a rather dismal assessment, considering that the volume of personal health-related data is an order of magnitude greater than the equivalent data in the financial segment and growing rapidly,” he opines. “Within the past couple […]

Medical devices probed for possible cyber flaws

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is currently investigating a number of cases of suspected cybersecurity flaws in medical devices and hospital equipment. As Reuter’s reports, products under the spotlight include infusion pumps and implantable heart devices.

Medical devices probed for possible cyber flaws

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is currently investigating a number of cases of suspected cybersecurity flaws in medical devices and hospital equipment. As Reuter’s reports, products under the spotlight include infusion pumps and implantable heart devices. “The agency is concerned that malicious actors may try to gain control of the devices remotely and create […]

Building a foundation for secure RPMs

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Approximately 100 million wearable remote patient monitoring (RPM) devices will ship over the next 5 years. According to ABI Research, the RPM market has been boosted by increased interest and awareness about the benefits of supporting healthcare away from the hospital and into patients’ homes. As principal ABI analyst Jonathan Collins points out, RPMs offers […]