Post Tagged with: "critical infrastructure"

FDA: Antivirus Crashed Diagnostic Tool During Heart Procedure

May 3, 2016 10:510 comments
The Hemo diagnostic tool by Merge Healthcare was felled by anti virus software running on a monitoring PC, the FDA said in a recent Adverse Incident report.

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.

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Podcast: Privacy Sweeps and securing the IoT Supply Chain

April 30, 2016 16:560 comments
Supply Channel Coordination or Logistics Chain as Concept

In-brief: Security Ledger Editor in Chief Paul Roberts speaks with John Dickson, a principal at Denim Group about the recent Internet of Things privacy sweep and about the challenge of securing the Internet of Things supply chain. 

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Reuters: German Nuke Plant Infected by Conficker, Ramnit Malware

April 27, 2016 15:410 comments
Reports of an attack on the Israeli power grid appear to have been misplaced. The culprit: a ransomware outbreak. (Photo credit: dreamstime.)

In brief: the Gundremmingen nuclear power plant in Germany disclosed a malicious software infection including the Conficker and Ramnit malware. The infection occurred on systems used to help move nuclear fuel rods, Reuters reported.

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Google, Ford, Uber Form Coalition on Self-Driving Cars

April 26, 2016 10:290 comments
Autonomous driving technology is likely to outstrip laws governing driverless cars, an article in IEEE Spectrum argues.

(Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google unit , Ford Motor Co , Volvo Cars and two ride-sharing companies said Tuesday they are forming a coalition to urge federal action on self-driving cars.

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Expert: FDA Cyber Guidance For Medical Devices Needs More Work

April 25, 2016 11:060 comments
The FDA's pending guidance for post market cyber security needs more work to be effective says University of Michigan Professor Kevin Fu.

In-brief: A prominent expert in medical device security has warned the FDA that its draft guidance for post market medical devices is too focused on stomping out known threats, and not enough on addressing current and future risks to the security of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.

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