Tag: medical devices

A firm's report calling on investors to short St. Jude because of security flaws in its implantable medical devices is likely to reignite a firestorm of debate between security researchers and the medical community.

The Big Short: Alleged Security Flaws Fuel Bet Against St. Jude Medical

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.

Wearables like Apple's new watch will combine with health middleware to expand the market for connected health products, says one prominent healthcare CIO.

Privacy Forum Pushes Guidance for Wearables, Health Apps

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. 

Cyber security issues related to medical devices should be treated like a public health issue, according to a leading expert on health policy.

Should we treat Medical Device Security as a Public Health Issue?

In-brief: The security of medical devices should be addressed as a public health issue says Dr. Dale Nordenberg in a recent interview. 

Do problems with medical device software affect patient care? Experts say more data is needed.

Silent Epidemic: Do Software Errors Already Affect Patient Outcomes?

In-brief: Software- and hardware related failures already may already affect patient outcomes, experts say, but nobody is measuring it.

Code Blue: Thousands of Bugs Found on Medical Monitoring System

Code Blue: Thousands of Bugs Found on Medical Monitoring System

In-brief: The Department of Homeland Security warned of hundreds of vulnerabilities in a hospital monitoring system sold by Philips. Security researchers who studied the system said the security holes may number in the thousands.