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Pentagon looks to analog monitoring to secure IoT

October 1, 2015 13:410 comments
Pentagon looks to analog monitoring to secure IoT

In-brief: DARPA is directing $36m for the first stage of a program called LADS – Leveraging the Analog Domain for Security, which is looking into analog methods of cyber threat detection, including power consumption monitoring.

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Epidemic: Researchers Find Thousands of Medical Systems Exposed to Hackers

September 29, 2015 18:450 comments
Thousands of medical devices installed in clinical settings can be accessed from the public Internet using default credentials, researchers revealed at a security conference over the weekend.

In-brief: Thousands of clinical systems are exposed to remote attacks according to researchers, who say that poorly designed and loosely configured medical devices are a major source of insecurity. 

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Doctors Still In the Dark After Electronics Records Hack Exposes Data on 4 Million

July 31, 2015 16:3410 comments
A hack of the Indiana firm Medical Informatics Engineering has exposed medical information on millions of Americans, including 1.5 million in Indiana.

In-brief: Four million patients of more than 230 hospitals, doctors offices and clinics had patient data exposed in a May attack on the Fort Wayne, Indiana firm Medical Informatics Engineering (MIE), according to the Indiana Attorney General.

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X-Rays Behaving Badly: Devices Give Malware Foothold on Hospital Networks

June 8, 2015 11:105 comments
A report by the security firm TrapX warns that medical devices - including radiologic systems - are stepping stones for malicious attackers.

In-brief: serious breaches of hospital networks are almost certainly more common than has been reported, as compromised medical devices often hide the telltale signs of malware infection and data theft, according to a report from the security firm TrapX. 

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