In-brief: The battle of words over the security of devices by St. Jude Medical continued on Tuesday, as researchers from University of Michigan raised questions about claims that security researchers had actually “crashed” implantable pace makers.
In-brief: The stock of medical device maker St. Jude plunged by 5% on Thursday after a report called for investors to bet against (or “short”) the company’s stock over serious security vulnerabilities in a range of the company’s implantable cardiac devices.
In-brief: Old and outdated software continues to plague medical environments, opening the doors to infections and data loss, even by long-forgotten computer viruses, according to a report by the security firm TrapX.
In-brief: antivirus software running on a medical diagnostic computer caused the device to fail in the middle of a cardiac procedure, the FDA said.
In-brief: A prominent expert in medical device security has warned the FDA that its draft guidance for post market medical devices is too focused on stomping out known threats, and not enough on addressing current and future risks to the security of healthcare environments.