Post Tagged with: "medical devices"

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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IEEE Proposes Standards For Safe, Connected Health Products

May 21, 2015 13:000 comments
The IEEE and NSF have published what they're calling a "building code" for connected health devices.

In-brief: a new publication by IEEE lays out a “building code” for medical device makers to help address security and privacy issues in products. 

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FDA Safety Advisory Warns of Cyber Risk of Drug Pumps

May 14, 2015 08:280 comments
The FDA issued a Safety Communication regarding vulnerabilities in the Hospira LifeCare drug infusion pump.

In-brief: In what may be a first, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Safety Communication regarding vulnerabilities in a drug infusion pump by the firm Hospira.

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