Search Tag: Medical Device

IT Management

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 obstacles... Read more

Health Management

Global medical device security testing labs launched

2017 19 Sep

A new initiative that will improve medical device security and facilitate sharing of best practice is being rolled out internationally this year.   The Medical Device Innovation, Safety and Security Consortium (MDISS ) has launched the first of what are planned to be more than a dozen international medical device security testing labs and cyber-ranges.   The... Read more

IT Management

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

IT Management

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 not... Read more

Health Management

Medical Device Cybersecurity

2016 25 Aug

WHEN WILL YOUR PACEMAKER BE HACKED ?In 2013, the Washington Post (among other news outlets) ‏reported that Vice President Dick Cheney’s cardiac ‏pacemaker had its wireless capabilities disabled when ‏implanted in 2007 to eliminate any potential cyberintrusion ‏threat (Peterson, 2013). This old headline, with the more ‏recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration... Read more