In this episode of the podcast (#184) Kyle Wiens of iFixit joins us to talk about Project BioMed: an international, crowd-sourced effort to expedite repair of medical devices by making service and repair manuals available online. In our second segment, we speak with Jonathan Krones, one of an army of volunteer engineers, archivists and librarians who took on the task of cataloguing medical device repair information.
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Episode 182: Hackers take Medical Devices ‘off label’ to Save Lives
In this episode of the podcast (#182) Trammell Hudson of Lower Layer Labs talks to us about Project Airbreak, his recent work to jailbreak a CPAP machines and how an NSA hacking tool helped make this inexpensive equipment usable as a makeshift respirator.
Microsoft ‘Bluekeep’ Flaw threatens Medical Devices, IoT
Microsoft’s worm-friendly Bluekeep flaw affects medical devices and other Internet of Things endpoints, security experts are warning.
Spotlight Podcast: Synopsys’ Dan Lyon on the Challenge of Securing Connected Medical Devices
In this Spotlight Podcast, sponsored by Synopsys: In the wake of a presentation at Black Hat about security flaws in implantable pace maker devices, Synopsys Principal Consultant Dan Lyon joins us to talk about why medical device makers struggle to make their connected medical devices more secure. Dan and I discuss some of the flaws in the approach that medical device makers take to security, and how manufacturers can take a page out of their own book: applying the same standards to cyber security as they do to – say- device safety.
FDA Medical Device Plan: a Baby Step in the Right Direction
In this industry perspective, Dan Lyon and Taylor Armerding of the firm Synopsys discuss the impact of the FDA’s new Medical Device Safety Action Plan, which promises to improve the cyber security of medical devices…eventually.