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: Up to 90 percent of users ignore security alerts and other warnings that appear while they’re busy performing other tasks, research from Google and Brigham Young University.
In-brief: new guidance from the Future of Privacy Forum urges connected health device makers to address security and privacy issues to prevent sensitive data from falling into the wrong hands.
In-brief: Ars Technica has a good write-up of the ongoing news about how the NSA used tools that exploited known vulnerabilities in networking and security products by Cisco, Juniper, Fortinet and others to spy on customers of those companies.
In-brief: The security of medical devices should be addressed as a public health issue says Dr. Dale Nordenberg in a recent interview.