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Defense-in-Depth: Key for Healthcare Data

Healthcare organizations must adopt defense-in-depth strategies to keep information protected at all times A study conducted by IBM revealed that it takes nearly a year for the healthcare industry to identify and ...
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Image Credit: Professor Shreyas Sen

Securing The Internet Of The Body

Image Credit: Professor Shreyas Sen via Purdue University Professor Shreyas Sen (Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and his students Debayan Das, Shovan Maity and Baibhab Chatterjee) comes a definative answer ...
Medtronic Defibs Flaws, DHS Issues Alert

Medtronic Defibs Flaws, DHS Issues Alert

via Joe Carlson, writing at the Star Tribune, comes the tale of the dangers of medical device implantation, software & hardware vulnerablities and the Department of Homeland Security's watchlist for medical devices ...
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Implanted Medical Devices Can Be Hacked Wirelessly, Warns U.S. Gov’t

Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) made by Medtronic are insecure, says the Dept. of Homeland Security. Exploitation is trivial, possible outcomes include the death of the patient. And Medtronic knew about the problem ...
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University of Washington Develops Cellphone Sonar App To Detect Opioid Overdose

University of Washington Develops Cellphone Sonar App To Detect Opioid Overdose

via Sarah McQuate, writing at the University of Washington's UW News, comes a story that may change the downward spiral of opiate addicts for the better... "Researchers at the University of Washington ...
The IoT within us: Network-connected medical devices

The IoT within us: Network-connected medical devices

The Internet of Things is all around us. But it doesn’t stop there—now it’s inside us too. As the era of “connected everything” explodes, so does the use of network-connected medical devices ...
Cardiac patient data at risk, Philips reports

Cardiac patient data at risk, Philips reports

It’s never good news to find out that both your personal and clinical information could be compromised by the software platform your healthcare provider is using. But it’s at least somewhat better ...
Medical devices still hackable, researchers say

Medical devices still hackable, researchers say

Security researchers Jonathan Butts and Billy Rios wanted to make it clear at the beginning of their presentation. “The benefits of implanted medical devices outweigh the risks (for most people),” read one ...
How to help your medical devices meet the UL (and FDA) standard

How to help your medical devices meet the UL (and FDA) standard

Any effort to overhaul the cyber security of connected medical devices is likely to take considerable time and energy. Given that many of them are made to last decades, securing them while ...
Building security into connected medical devices

Building security into connected medical devices

What does cyber security mean for connected medical devices? Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officially announced that it formally recognizes UL 2900-2-1. The announcement follows up the FDA’s acceptance ...
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