Tag: medical devices

Phone and Stethoscope

Episode 184: Project BioMed – The Fight to Repair Medical Devices

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.

Airbreak Project CPAP board

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.

Episode 153: Hacking Anesthesia Machines and Mayors say No to Ransoms

In this week’s podcast episode (#153): The researcher who discovered serious remote access security flaws in anesthesia machines by GE says such security holes are common. Also: the US Conference of Mayors voted unanimously to swear off paying ransoms for cyber attacks. But is that a smart idea? We’re joined by Andrew Dolan of the Multi State Information Sharing and Analysis Center to talk about it.

Spotlight Podcast: Synopsys’ Dan Lyon on the Challenge of Securing Connected Medical Devices

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 27:07 — 31.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Google Podcasts | Email | RSSIn 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. 

From Mainframes to Connected Cars: How Software drives the Automotive Industry

Automakers must pay as much attention to the integrity and security of the software running modern vehicles as they pay to areas such as metallurgy, impact protection, seat belts, and materials science argues Gary Mcgraw, the Vice President of Security Technology at the firm Synopsis.