Last month, the FDA issued a warning about software vulnerabilities on multiple medical devices, including infusion pumps, anesthesia machines, and imaging systems. These vulnerabilities allow threat actors to trigger information leaks, gain access to hospital networks and, most worryingly, remotely control the devices themselves.
When people talk about medical device security, the conversation often turns to data security and HIPAA. There’s plenty to be said about protecting patient privacy, but patient safety is a greater concern.
Hacked medical devices could be the next big security nightmare. There are currently between 10 and 15 connected devices per hospital bed in the United States, many of which are vulnerable to attack.
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