Internet of Things

St. Jude issued a software fix for its Merlin@ home product Monday, which is used to manage implantable defibrillators and other implantable medical devices.

St. Jude Patches Hole that allowed Medical Device Hacks

In-brief: St. Jude Medical said on Monday that it patched a serious hole in a product used to program implantable medical devices like defibrillators. But researchers and a Wall Street investment firm say the company still has more holes to close. 

Security and privacy risks from connected devices are likely to persist, with no easy fix for what experts agree are widespread problems. (Image courtesy of CES.)

Beyond the CES Hype: No Easy Fixes for Security and Privacy Woes

In-brief:Security and privacy risks from connected devices are likely to persist, with no easy fix for what experts agree are widespread problems.

Too many, different operating systems running on Internet of Things devices could be a huge security headache, Fortinet warns.

The IoT has a Diversity Problem: Too Much of It

In-brief: The Internet of Things has a diversity problem. Namely: there is too much of it. At least in the arena of operating systems.

The Department of Health and Human Services has noted the success of the Hack the Pentagon Bug Bounty program and is considering a similar program to spur research on medical devices, the web site Federal Times reported.

It’s the Risk, Stupid: FDA Medical Device Guidance Looks Past the Device

In-brief: The FDA’s final guidance on cybersecurity for postmarket medical devicesmarks a departure from earlier drafts, focusing generically on cybersecurity risk management and jettisoning an early focus on the threat posed by “connected devices” that some considered too narrow.

Amazon and MicroChip are partnering on an IoT ready chip designed to leverage Amazon's IoT Cloud.

Amazon, Microchip team on chip to protect IoT | IEEE Spectrum

In-brief: MicroChip and Amazon are partnering on a chip designed to pair with Amazon’s IoT cloud and provide cryptographically strong identities for IoT devices.