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Medical Device Security Health Check from EU

2020 17 Mar

  Digital healthcare aims to improve delivery of care and outcomes for patients. However, an upward trend in healthcare cyber attacks has raised concerns about the use of IoT medical devices and patient safety. The technologically fragmented IoT infrastructure, as noted by infosec experts, is a major factor behind the increasing number of attacks.... Read more

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Swiss Hospitals Successfully Trial Blockchain Medical Device Tracking

2020 16 Jan

Swiss hospitals have announced successful processing on a trial of medical device orders via the Blockchain.   The Cantonal Hospital Winterthur, the Cantonal Hospital Baden, the University Children's Hospital Zurich and the Spitalregion Fürstenland Toggenburg along with two medical device suppliers Anandic System Medical and ITRIS Medical undertook... Read more

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Tiered FDA medical device security guidance concerns industry

2019 26 Mar

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released its draft guidance on managing cybersecurity in medical device premarket submissions. In the draft, a two-tiered system for identifying cyber risk is proposed, with higher risk devices falling into Tier 1 while other devices would be of “Standard Cybersecurity Risk” or Tier 2.... Read more

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Medical device partnerships for better healthcare solutions

2019 15 Jan

Technology keeps advancing rapidly that manufacturers of medical devices are always on the lookout for tech developers who can help them to improve their products and boost revenues. These kind of alliances between medical device companies and tech partners, experts say, actually began some five years ago. One of the more notable collaborations... Read more

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Protecting medical devices from malware attacks

2017 07 Nov

In today's interconnected environment, protecting healthcare IT systems against malware attacks seems to be an uphill task for infosec professionals. The recent spate of ransomware attacks (e.g., WannaCry) has made many infosec teams to be more aware of cybersecurity issues associated with the Internet of Things (IoT). But some IT experts see some... Read more

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Medical device risk management

2017 12 Sep

These days the use of many medical devices requires them to connect or interact with other devices or IT systems. That's why the U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants device manufacturers to make safe connectivity a central part of their design process. Manufacturers need to provide a "reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness" for their interoperable... Read more

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Ransomware Seen as Medical Device Cybersecurity Threat

2017 28 Feb

As adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) technology increases, there's growing concern about the security and safety of networked medical devices. A U.S. Department of Homeland Security official has warned that medical devices are increasingly targeted by ransomware attacks.   When it comes to “ransomware moving into the embedded device” area, it’s... Read more